A compact frequency-doubled 10-kHz PRF copper-vapour-laser-pumped dye laser

A. J S Mcgonigle, A. J. Andrews, G. P. Hogan, D. W. Coutts*, C. E. Webb

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Abstract

A 10-kHz pulse-repetition-frequency dye-laser master-oscillator power amplifier, end-pumped by a copper vapour laser (CVL), is reported. This laser was based on recently available, lightweight and compact CVL and dye laser components. Dye laser tunability was achieved from 592 to 622 nm and, when the oscillator was etalon line-narrowed, up to 1.5 W of single-etalon-mode output was obtained from the amplifier at the 608-nm peak tuning wavelength. By frequency doubling this amplified output in a BBO crystal we obtained up to 225 mW of 5-GHz 308-nm output, which is suitable for the performance of tropospheric hydroxyl radical concentration measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

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