Injection control of a tunable Ti:sapphire laser using a narrow-bandwidth pulsed dye laser operating at a wavelength removed from the peak of the Ti:sapphire-laser gain curve is reported. The free-running Ti:sapphire laser had broadband laser emission from 750 to 790 nm. Injection at 727 nm resulted in essentially complete energy extraction at that wavelength in a 2.5-pm bandwidth matching the injection source.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 3, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986
Philip Brockman, Clayton H. Bair, James C. Barnes, Robert V. Hess, and Edward V. Browell, "Pulsed injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 11, 712-714 (1986)