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Efficiency and Linewidth Improvements in a Grazing Incidence Dye Laser Using an Intracavity Lens and Spherical End Mirror

Title: 

Efficiency and Linewidth Improvements in a Grazing Incidence Dye Laser Using an Intracavity Lens and Spherical End Mirror

Authors: 
S. Smith and L. F. DiMauro
Abstract: 

A modified simple cavity design for the grazing incidence dye laser is presented. Diffraction losses are reduced by the addition of an intracavity lens and 100% reflecting spherical end mirror. The resulting concentric resonator design allows conversion efficiencies of 15% to be achieved. In addition, linewidth reductions of 25–40% over the conventional cavity are obtained, and the effects of the lens design with and without a spherical end mirror are discussed. Linewidth, efficiency, and relative power measurements for the conventional and modified dye laser cavities are compared.

Year: 
1987
Journal: 
Appl. Optics 26, 855-859