Dye Lasers: Recent Advances in Tunable Systems

  • M. Hercher
  • B. Snavely
Conference paper


The laser-pumped dye laser comes close to being an ideal laser. It is efficient (better than 40% of the optical pump power can be obtained from the dye laser), tunable over a broad range, can be operated in a single mode without undue difficulty, and it can be quite accurately described in terms of a simple model. In this paper we review the operating characteristics of current continuous dye lasers, and we discuss techniques for tuning and controlling the bandwidths of these lasers.


Pump Beam Excited Triplet Sodium Fluorescein Resonator Length Tunable System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hercher
    • 1
  • B. Snavely
    • 2
  1. 1.University of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Eastman Kodak Co.RochesterUSA

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