Design and construction of a cw dye laser
Kelle, Karl-Heinz Friedrich.
Powers, John P.
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The properties of organic dyes as well as the lasing process of organic dye lasers are investigated to form the basis for the design of a cw dye laser. Different dye laser systems are compared with regard to stability, utility, and construction characteristics. A folded three mirror resonator with an inserted dye cell set at the Brewster angle is chosen and analysed. The astigmatic effects introduced by the tilted mirror can be offset by those from the dye cell to yield a compensated cavity. The trade-offs and limitations given by the cell thickness, the angle of incidence, and the focal length of the center mirror are discussed. Finally, experimental data and procedures are given.