ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF A PICOSECOND DYE LASER AMPLIFIER CHAIN.

Thomas L Koch, L. C. CHIU, A. YARIV

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A MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS IS PRESENTED FOR DYE LASER AMPLIFIER CHAINS USED TO AMPLIFY CW MODELOCKED DYE LASER PULSES UP TO THE GIGAWATT REGIME. THE MODEL ALLOWS A DISCUSSION OF THE IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE PROBLEM SUCH AS GAIN SATURATION, PULSE SHAPING, AND THE OPTIMIZATION OF PUMPING EFFICIENCIES. EXPERIMENTALLY, AN AMPLIFIER CHAIN HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED WHICH IS SIMPLE IN DESIGN AND OPERATION WITHOUT SACRIFICING HIGHPERFORMANCE. A FREQUENCY DOUBLED Q-SWITCHED ND:YAG OSCILLATOR ALONE IS USED TO LONGITUDINALLY PUMP THREE IDENTICAL BREWSTER CELLS WITH THE SAME FLOWING DYE SOLUTION IN EACH. THE AMPLIFIER BOOSTS THE OUTPUT OF A SYNCHRONOUSLY MODE-LOCKED DYE LASER TO OBTAIN APPROXIMATELY 0. 5 MJ APPROXIMATELY LESS THAN 1 PSEC PULSES OVER AN APPROXIMATELY 400 A BANDWIDTH. THESE PULSES ARE SUITABLE FOR EFFICIENT RAMAN SHIFTING, FREQUENCY MIXING, AND CONTINUUM GENERATION TO VASTLY EXTEND THE SPECTRAL RANGE OF THE SYSTEM. SOME EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ARE PRESENTED TO SUPPORT THE MATHEMATICAL MODEL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6047-6059
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
VolumeV 53
Issue numberN 9
StatePublished - Sep 1982
Externally publishedYes

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ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF A PICOSECOND DYE LASER AMPLIFIER CHAIN. / Koch, Thomas L; CHIU, L. C.; YARIV, A.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. V 53, No. N 9, 09.1982, p. 6047-6059.

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Koch, TL, CHIU, LC & YARIV, A 1982, 'ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF A PICOSECOND DYE LASER AMPLIFIER CHAIN.', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. V 53, no. N 9, pp. 6047-6059.
Koch, Thomas L ; CHIU, L. C. ; YARIV, A. / ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF A PICOSECOND DYE LASER AMPLIFIER CHAIN. In: Journal of Applied Physics. 1982 ; Vol. V 53, No. N 9. pp. 6047-6059.
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