Picosecond pulse amplification using a copper vapor laser Academic Article uri icon


  • A high repetition amplification scheme for picosecond pulses has been developed using a copper vapor laser. Pulses of <5 ps full width at half-maximum duration and ∼0.7 nJ energy from a synchronously pumped mode-locked dye laser have been amplified up to ∼50 μJ. This technique offers an attractive means for the generation of stable, high repetition 5 kHz picosecond pulses which can be used advantageously for spectroscopic and Raman studies.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Hopkins, J. B., & Rentzepis, P. M.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • October 1985