Contributed Papers

Applied Physics B

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 31-36

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CVL-pumped dye laser for spectroscopic application

  • M. BroyerAffiliated withLaboratoire de Spectrométrie Ionique et Moléculaire, (Associé au CNRS), Université Lyon I
  • , J. ChevaleyreAffiliated withLaboratoire de Spectrométrie Ionique et Moléculaire, (Associé au CNRS), Université Lyon I
  • , G. DelacrétazAffiliated withInstitut de Physique Expérimentale, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • , L. WösteAffiliated withInstitut de Physique Expérimentale, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Abstract

A spectroscopic dye laser system-pumped by a Copper Vapor Laser (CVL)-has been built and optimized for different dye solutions operating in the spectral range from 530 to 890 nm. Conversion efficiencies up to 40% were reached in broad band operation, 24% with a prism expander grating cavity, and 20% in grazing incidence configuration, which operated at typical band widths of 3 GHz. Second harmonic generation (SHG) of the dye laser output produced tunable uv-radiation between 260 and 408 nm at conversion efficiencies ≦5%. Fundamental and SHG output were used for resonant ionization experiments in molecular beams.

PACS

42.60 33 36