OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2001
  • pp: 3046–3050

Generation of Fourier-transform-limited 35-ns pulses with a ramp-hold-fire seeding technique in a Ti:sapphire laser

Thomas Walther, Matthew P. Larsen, and Edward S. Fry  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 18, pp. 3046-3050 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.003046


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (97 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report on an injection-seeded Ti:sapphire laser pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser. The resonance between the low-power seed laser and the slave cavity is achieved by a ramp-hold-fire technique. Because of the triangular cavity design, the spatial beam profile is excellent; and combined with the narrow-linewidth pulses, the conversion efficiencies for nonlinear frequency generation are excellent.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2000
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2001
Published: June 20, 2001

Citation
Thomas Walther, Matthew P. Larsen, and Edward S. Fry, "Generation of Fourier-transform-limited 35-ns pulses with a ramp-hold-fire seeding technique in a Ti:sapphire laser," Appl. Opt. 40, 3046-3050 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-18-3046


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R. L. Schmitt, R. A. Rahn, “Diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser injection seeding system,” Appl. Opt. 25, 629–633 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. S. W. Hendersen, E. H. Yuen, E. S. Fry, “Fast resonance-detection technique for single-frequency operation of injection-seeded Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 11, 715–717 (1986). [CrossRef]
  3. V. Wulfmeyer, J. Bösenberg, “Single-mode operation of an injection-seeded alexandrite ring laser for application in water-vapor and temperature differential absorption lidar,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1150–1152 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. E. S. Fry, Q. Hu, X. Li, “Single frequency operation of an injection-seeded Nd:YAG laser in high noise and vibration environments,” Appl. Opt. 30, 1015–1017 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. Kasapi, G. Y. Yin, M. Jain, “Pulsed Ti:sapphire laser seeded off the gain peak,” Appl. Opt. 35, 1999–2004 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. M. P. Larsen, E. Thomas, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 362–363.
  7. M. P. Larsen, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” M.S. thesis (Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex., 1997).
  8. C. Tian, Th. Walther, R. Nicolaescu, X. J. Pan, Y. Liao, E. S. Fry, “Synchronous, dual-wavelength, injection-seeded amplification of 5-ns pulses in a flash-lamp-pumped Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1496–1498 (1999). [CrossRef]
  9. D. J. Bradley, “Methods of generation,” in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed., Vol. 18 of Topics of Applied Physics (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1977), Chap. 2. [CrossRef]
  10. SNLO nonlinear optics code available from A. V. Smith, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M. 87185-1423 through http://www.sandia.gov/imrl/XWEB1128/xxtal.htm .
  11. R. Nicolaescu, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Linewidth narrowing of a pulsed alexandrite laser by intracavity phase modulation,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 179–180.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited