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