An all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave dispersion cavity tunable Ti:sapphire laser pumped by a laser diode pumped frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser is reported. Using a dense flint glass prism as the dispersion element, a tuning range from 730 to 880 nm with the linewidth of 3 nm and the pulse width of 17.2 ns was obtained. The maximum output power of this laser system was 5.6 W at 786.3 nm corresponding to an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 25.5% under the pump power of 22 W.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(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
Xin Ding, Yue Zou, Lei Zou, Hongmei Ma, Wuqi Wen, Yizhong Yu, Ying Lu, Peng Wang, and Jianquan Yao, "All-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave high power dispersion cavity tunable Ti:sapphire laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 96-98 (2006)