Optical autocorrelation function of a 3.2-m free-electron laser

S. Benson, D. A.G. Deacon, J. N. Eckstein, J. M.J. Madey, K. Robinson, T. I. Smith, R. Taber

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The width of the picosecond optical pulses produced in the Stanford University 3-m free-electron laser has been measured by using optical autocorrelation techniques. The pulse width was measured as a function of cavity length detuning and compared with the laser linewidth. The optical pulses are nearly transform limited and somewhat shorter than expected at large values of the cavity length detuning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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