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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1996
  • pp: 731–733

Electronically tuned Ti:sapphire laser

S. Wada, K. Akagawa, and H. Tashiro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 731-733 (1996)

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We have applied a birefringent acousto-optic crystal for wavelength tuning of a Ti:sapphire laser. A continuous-tuning range of 12 nm, which was limited by wavelength-dependent angle deviation of the beam deflection in the crystal, was extended to over 100 nm by optical correction. Fast and random access of lasing wavelengths by direct electronic tuning was demonstrated at a pulsed operation of 10 Hz.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 2, 1996
Published: May 15, 1996

S. Wada, K. Akagawa, and H. Tashiro, "Electronically tuned Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 731-733 (1996)

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