Spectrally narrow pulsed dye laser without beam expander

Michael G. Littman, Harold J. Metcalf

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

598 Scopus citations


We have developed a simplified version of the side-pumped pulsed dye laser which has a spectral halfwidth of 1.25 GHz and a peak power of 10 kW at 600 nm. The basic laser consists of only four components (output mirror, dye cell, diffraction grating, and tuning mirror) and is exceptionally easy to align. Since the beam expander has been eliminated, the laser cavity can be made quite compact. Under the condition of reduced gain, the laser has been operated in a single mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2224-2227
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 1978
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Spectrally narrow pulsed dye laser without beam expander'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this