Advisor

Lee W. Casperson

Date of Award

1989

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Physical Description

1 online resource (2, ix, 164 pages)

Subjects

Ultrashort Laser pulses, Dye lasers, Mode-locked lasers

DOI

10.15760/etd.1391

Abstract

The concern of this dissertation is the understanding and improvement of a class of lasers that is responsible for some of the shortest optical pulses available today. In particular, we seek ways to produce from synchronously pumped mode-locked dye laser systems, shorter pulses of higher intensity with improved pulse-to-pulse consistency. Specific topics.that are discussed herein include the study of the role of the pump pulse in synchronously pumped mode-locked lasers, the study of the pulse shaping and shortening due to an intracavity saturable absorber, and the study of a fundamental pulse train instability associated with these lasers.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4294

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