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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4876–4880

Tunable picosecond blue and ultraviolet pulses from a diode-pumped laser system seeded by a gain-switched laser diode

François Balembois, Mickaël Gaignet, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Nikolaï Stelmakh, and Jean Michel Lourtioz  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4876-4880 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004876


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Abstract

Picosecond pulses emitted from a gain-switched laser diode have been amplified in a Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier indirectly pumped by a 4-W laser diode. This all-solid-state system produced microjoule pulses tunable from 803 to 840 nm at repetition rates up to 25 kHz with durations of 70–100 ps. By frequency doubling and tripling the output, we generated blue and UV pulses tunable from 401 to 420 nm and from 268 to 280 nm, respectively. Average powers larger than 4 mW were reached in these two wavelength regions.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

Citation
François Balembois, Mickaël Gaignet, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Nikolaï Stelmakh, and Jean Michel Lourtioz, "Tunable picosecond blue and ultraviolet pulses from a diode-pumped laser system seeded by a gain-switched laser diode," Appl. Opt. 37, 4876-4880 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-21-4876


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