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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2002
  • pp: 7583–7587

Demonstration of a 1-W injection-locked continuous-wave titanium:sapphire laser

Elizabeth A. Cummings, Malcolm S. Hicken, and Scott D. Bergeson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 36, pp. 7583-7587 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.007583


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Abstract

We report on a 1-W injection-locked cw titanium:sapphire ring laser at 846 nm. Single-frequency operation requires only a few milliwatts of injected power. This relatively simple and inexpensive system can be used for watt-level single-frequency lasers across most of the titanium:sapphire gain region. A brief review of injection-locking theory is given, and conclusions based on this theory indicate ways to improve the performance of the system.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2002
Published: December 20, 2002

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Elizabeth A. Cummings, Malcolm S. Hicken, and Scott D. Bergeson, "Demonstration of a 1-W injection-locked continuous-wave titanium:sapphire laser," Appl. Opt. 41, 7583-7587 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-36-7583


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