Abstract

We demonstrate reliable operation of a stable synchronously pumped dye amplifier for femtosecond pulses from a passively mode-locked dye laser. Conversion efficiencies of 8% are obtained with output powers of 40 mW and 50-fs pulse widths at repetition rates of up to 10 kHz with pulse energy stability of 3% rms. Synchronization is achieved by driving the frequency-modulated mode-locked seed oscillator for the regenerative amplifier pump laser directly from the dye laser oscillator. Low timing jitter between the dye oscillator and seed laser of less than 1 ps leads to efficient amplification and low amplified spontaneous emission (1%) from the amplifier.

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