The development of an electronically tuned pulsed nitrogen laser pumped dye laser is described. Tuning of the laser is achieved by electronic coupling of a piezo (“inchworm”) driven grating with a piezo driven etalon. Tuning over a range of 180 GHz has been obtained with a laser line width of 250 MHz. A description of the apparatus and representative spectra obtained with the laser are given.
Optical Society of America
Applied Optics16, no. 3: 691–694.
The authors were affiliated with the National Research Council of Canada, Division of Electrical Engineering when they authored this article.