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Laser Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 1-6, Pages 223-230

The Self-Injected Laser for Picosecond Time-Resolved Spectroscopy

Quantum Optics Laboratory, Istituto di Fisica “G. Marconi” Università di Roma, Roma 00185, Italy

Copyright © 1983 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The principles of operation and the characteristics of the self-injected picosecond laser are presented. We show that in spite of its simple design our device is able to generate very high power pulses in the picosecond domain. This warrants the use of this laser for time resolved spectroscopy in the picosecond domain.