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Ultrasensitive response of a CW dye laser to selective extinction

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3 Author(s)
Hansch, T. ; Dept. of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA ; Schawlow, A.L. ; Toschek, P.

The sensitivity of a broad-band dye laser to selective intracavity absorption is proportional to the number of oscillating modes. This result is obtained from a rate equation model, taking into account the spectral homogeneity, but spatial inhomogeneity of the laser saturation. An increase of absorption sensitivity by a factor of 105, compared to a single-pass measurement, is observed in an experiment with an iodine vapor absorption cell inside the cavity of a CW dye laser. The fluorescence of an external iodine vapor cell provides a convenient selective absorption monitor.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 10 )