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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1991
  • pp: 33–35

Injection-seeded titanium-doped-sapphire laser

T. D. Raymond and A. V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 33-35 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.16.000033


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Abstract

We demonstrate injection seeding of a pulsed, laser-pumped, titanium-doped-sapphire ring laser by both continuous-wave dye and diode lasers. As little as 100 μW of seed light is required to produce 4 mJ of 30-nsec TEM00 output having a bandwidth of less than 25 MHz FWHM. Using an atomic resonance filter we find that more than 99.9% of the energy is at the 780-nm seed wavelength. We discuss the spatial and longitudinal mode-matching requirements for successful seeding.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 1990
Published: January 1, 1991

Citation
T. D. Raymond and A. V. Smith, "Injection-seeded titanium-doped-sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 16, 33-35 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-16-1-33

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