This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and by Tektronix, Inc.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Dye lasers -- Research, Electromagnetic pulse
We consider the role of the pump pulse in the output of a synchronously pumped mode-locked dye laser. Our theoretical formalism is a nonlinear dynamical model that includes semiclassical effects, dipole orientation, and intrband relaxation. In particular, we study the shortenting of the output pulse with decreasing pump pulse length and increasing pump level. Both of these predictions agree with experiments.
D. L. MacFarlane and Lee W. Casperson, "Pump pulse effects in synchronously pumped mode-locked dye lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 292-299 (1989).