Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 395–431

Experimental and theoretical investigation of tunable picosecond pulse generation in longitudinally pumped dye laser generators and amplifiers

  • P. Sperber
  • W. Spangler
  • B. Meier
  • A. Penzkofer
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00632467

Cite this article as:
Sperber, P., Spangler, W., Meier, B. et al. Opt Quant Electron (1988) 20: 395. doi:10.1007/BF00632467

Abstract

Picosecond pulse generation in longitudinally pumped dye laser generators and amplifiers is studied experimentally and theoretically. Frequency-tunable pulses between 720 and 940 nm are generated with a picosecond ruby laser pump source. The amplification of spontaneous emission and of seeding pulses in the generator and amplifier cells is investigated. Stimulated emission cross-sections and excited-state absorption cross-sections are determined by computer simulations. The coherence properties of the generated radiation are analysed. Resonance Raman contributions are resolved.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Sperber
    • 1
  • W. Spangler
    • 1
  • B. Meier
    • 1
  • A. Penzkofer
    • 1
  1. 1.Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II - Physik Universität RegensburgRegensburgFRG