Pulse-Width Stabilization of a Synchronously Pumped Dye Laser Academic Article uri icon


  • The production of ultrashort pulses by the active mode-locking of dye lasers has been widely used for the last five years for the study of events which occur on picosecond time scales. However, experimental difficulties are posed by amplitude and pulsewidth fluctuationsOJ caused by plasma instabilities in the Ar+ laser, thermal drift in the cavity length of the dye laser, and electronic noise in the oscillator providing the signal for the acousto-optic mode- locking crystal. In this paper we will present the first attempts to stabilize the pulsewidth by …

publication date

  • January 1, 1980