Double-prism beam expander for pulsed dye lasers

F. J. Duarte*, J. A. Piper

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    The design of a pulsed dye laser cavity incorporating a double-prism beam expander is described and operating characteristics compared with those of single-prism systems. Narrow spectral linewidths ( DELTA lambda equals 0. 008 A) are achieved at realtively high efficiency ( greater than 10%) for coumarin 500 dye solutions. Background superfluorescence in the output is low and the cavity is free from external coupling effects.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)100-104
    Number of pages5
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1980


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