Portland State University. Department of Electrical Engineering
Lee W. Casperson
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
1 online resource (2, ix, 164 pages)
Ultrashort Laser pulses, Dye lasers, Mode-locked lasers
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.
MacFarlane, Duncan Leo, "Ultrashort Pulse Production in Synchronously Pumped Mode-Locked Dye Laser Systems" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1392.