Compact 2.5-W 10-kHz Nd:YLF-pumped dye laser

Andrew J S Mc Gonigle, Anthony J. Andrews, David W. Coutts, Geoff P. Hogan, Kristie S. Johnston, Joseph D. Moorhouse, Colin E. Webb

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A 10-kHz pulse repetition frequency dye laser, end pumped by a Nd:YLF laser, is reported. This laser was tunable from 590 to 655 nm, and up to 2.55 W of output power was obtained at the 609-nm peak tuning wavelength. By inserting an etalon into the dye laser cavity and frequency doubling using a β-barium borate crystal, we obtained up to 125 mW of 308-nm single-etalon-mode output, which shows potential for the performance of airborne measurements of tropospheric hydroxyl radical concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1714-1717
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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