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Study and realisation of a femtosecond dye laser operating at different wavelengths. Ultrashort pulses compression and amplification; Etude et realisation d'un laser a colorant femtoseconde fonctionnant a differentes longueurs d'onde. Compression et amplification d'impulsions ultrabreves

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Abstract

We present the study and the realization of a passively mode-locked dye laser producing pulses shorter than 100 femto-seconds (10{sup -13} s). In a ring cavity with an amplifier medium (Rhodamine 60) and a saturable absorber (DODCI), a sequence of four prisms controls the group velocity dispersion and allows the generation of very short pulses. Then we have studied the production of femtosecond pulses at other wavelengths directly from the femtosecond dye laser. For the first rime, 60 fs pulses at 685 nm and pulses shorter than 50 fs between 775 nm and 800 nm have been produced by passive mode locking. These near infrared pulses have been used to study the absorption saturation kinetics in semiconductors multiple quantum wells GaAs/GaAlAs. We have observed a singular behavior of the laser operating at 685 nm and analyzed the produced pulses in terms of optical solitons. To perform time resolved spectroscopy with shortest pulses, we have studied a pulse compressor and a multipass amplifier to increase the pulses energy. Pulses of 20 fs and 10 micro-joules (peak power: 0.5 GW) have been obtained at low repetition rate (10 Hz) and pulses of 16 fs and 0.6 micro-joules pulses have been generated at  More>>
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Publication Date:
Dec 21, 1989
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
FRNC-TH-9400
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 120 refs.; Available from the INIS Liaison Officer for France, see the 'INIS contacts' section of the INIS website for current contact and E-mail addresses: http://www.iaea.org/inis/Contacts/; These Docteur en Sciences Physiques
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ALUMINIUM ARSENIDES; DYE LASERS; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; LASER CAVITIES; MODE LOCKING; MODULATION; NEAR INFRARED RADIATION; OPTICAL FIBERS; PULSE AMPLIFIERS; PYRANS; QUANTUM WELLS; RHODAMINES; SOLITONS
OSTI ID:
22543925
Research Organizations:
Universite de Paris-Sud Centre d'Orsay (France); Institut d'Optique Theorique et Appliquee, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquee, Palaiseau (France); Societe Photonetics (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR1602601114934
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
187 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Dec 09, 2016

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Georges, Patrick. Study and realisation of a femtosecond dye laser operating at different wavelengths. Ultrashort pulses compression and amplification; Etude et realisation d'un laser a colorant femtoseconde fonctionnant a differentes longueurs d'onde. Compression et amplification d'impulsions ultrabreves. France: N. p., 1989. Web.
Georges, Patrick. Study and realisation of a femtosecond dye laser operating at different wavelengths. Ultrashort pulses compression and amplification; Etude et realisation d'un laser a colorant femtoseconde fonctionnant a differentes longueurs d'onde. Compression et amplification d'impulsions ultrabreves. France.
Georges, Patrick. 1989. "Study and realisation of a femtosecond dye laser operating at different wavelengths. Ultrashort pulses compression and amplification; Etude et realisation d'un laser a colorant femtoseconde fonctionnant a differentes longueurs d'onde. Compression et amplification d'impulsions ultrabreves." France.
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title = {Study and realisation of a femtosecond dye laser operating at different wavelengths. Ultrashort pulses compression and amplification; Etude et realisation d'un laser a colorant femtoseconde fonctionnant a differentes longueurs d'onde. Compression et amplification d'impulsions ultrabreves}
author = {Georges, Patrick}
abstractNote = {We present the study and the realization of a passively mode-locked dye laser producing pulses shorter than 100 femto-seconds (10{sup -13} s). In a ring cavity with an amplifier medium (Rhodamine 60) and a saturable absorber (DODCI), a sequence of four prisms controls the group velocity dispersion and allows the generation of very short pulses. Then we have studied the production of femtosecond pulses at other wavelengths directly from the femtosecond dye laser. For the first rime, 60 fs pulses at 685 nm and pulses shorter than 50 fs between 775 nm and 800 nm have been produced by passive mode locking. These near infrared pulses have been used to study the absorption saturation kinetics in semiconductors multiple quantum wells GaAs/GaAlAs. We have observed a singular behavior of the laser operating at 685 nm and analyzed the produced pulses in terms of optical solitons. To perform time resolved spectroscopy with shortest pulses, we have studied a pulse compressor and a multipass amplifier to increase the pulses energy. Pulses of 20 fs and 10 micro-joules (peak power: 0.5 GW) have been obtained at low repetition rate (10 Hz) and pulses of 16 fs and 0.6 micro-joules pulses have been generated at high repetition rate (11 kHz) using a copper vapor laser. These pulses have been used to study the absorption saturation kinetics of an organic dye (the Malachite Green). (author) [French] Ce memoire presente l'etude et la realisation d'un laser a colorant a verrouillage de modes passif produisant des impulsions de 100 femtosecondes (10- 13 s). Dans une cavite en anneau contenant un milieu amplificateur (Rhodamine 60) et un absorbant saturable (DODCI), un systeme de prismes permettant de controler la dispersion de vitesse de groupe realise une mise en phase de toutes les frequences du spectre des impulsions. Nous avons ensuite etudie la possibilite de produire des impulsions femtosecondes a d'autres longueurs d'onde directement avec l'oscillateur. Des impulsions de 60 fs a 685 nm et inferieures a 50 fs entre 775 nm et 800 nm ont ete produites pour la premiere fois par verouillage de modes passif. Un regime de fonctionnement particulier du laser a ete observe et analyse en termes de solitons optiques. Les impulsions dans le proche infrarouge nous ont permis d'etudier la cinetique de la saturation de l'absorption dans des semi-conducteurs du type multipuits quantiques GaAs/AIGaAs. Afin de realiser des experiences de spectroscopie resolue dans le temps avec des impulsions encore plus breves, nous avons etudie un systeme de compression d'impulsions suivi d'une amplification pour augmenter leur energie. Des impulsions de 20 fs avec une energie de 10 microjoules (puissance crete: 0,5 GW) ont ete obtenues a faible cadence (10 Hz) et des impulsions de 16 fs avec une energie de 0,6 microjoules ont ete produites a haut taux de repetition (11 kHz) en utilisant un laser a vapeur de cuivre. Ces impulsions ont ete utilisees pour etudier la cinetique de la saturation de l'absorption dans un colorant organique: le Vert de Malachite. (auteur)}
place = {France}
year = {1989}
month = {Dec}
}