Frequency locking of a pulsed dye laser near a resonant transition

Ch Bezdin, G. Erez, I. Golub, R. Shuker

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Frequency locking of a pulsed dye laser by resonant sodium transitions is studied experimentally. The effect is shown to be produced by dispersive spatial inhomogeneities at the edges of the intracavity sodium heat-pipe. The measured angular dispersion due to these inhomogeneities is found to be adequate to produce narrow laser emissions with a bandwidth of about 0.1 Å on both sides of the D lines. It is shown that nonlinear effects are negligible for dye laser intensities up to 100 kW/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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