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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8212–8219

Volume Bragg Grating assisted broadband tunability and spectral narrowing of Ti:Sapphire oscillators

Michaël Hemmer, Yann Joly, Leonid Glebov, Michael Bass, and Martin Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8212-8219 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.008212


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Abstract

A widely tunable, narrow band Ti:Sapphire oscillator is reported. Tunability and spectral narrowing were achieved by use of a volume Bragg grating in the cavity. Tunability was observed from 785 nm to 852 nm while maintaining a spectral linewidth less than 10 pm with essentially no spectral jitter. Oscillation on only 2 longitudinal modes is also reported at 852 nm with the grating at normal incidence providing ~200 mW output power.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2009
Published: April 30, 2009

Citation
Michaël Hemmer, Yann Joly, Leonid Glebov, Michael Bass, and Martin Richardson, "Volume Bragg Grating assisted broadband tunability and spectral narrowing of Ti:Sapphire oscillators," Opt. Express 17, 8212-8219 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-8212


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