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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1912–1914

High-power, efficient, low-noise, continuous-wave all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser

Masaki Tsunekane, Noboru Taguchi, and Humio Inaba  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 1912-1914 (1996)

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A cw 1.4-W TEM00 single-frequency output, to our knowledge the highest ever reported, was obtained in a Ti:sapphire ring laser pumped by a diode-pumped, intracavity-doubled Nd:YAG laser, which provides 6.3 W of cw maximum TEM00 green output. The electrical–optical conversion efficiency of the all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser is 1.1%. A range of wavelength tuning of 150 nm with a narrow linewidth of <5 MHz is successfully demonstrated. The Ti:sapphire laser shows excellent low-noise characteristics, <−130 dB/Hz.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 10, 1996
Published: December 1, 1996

Masaki Tsunekane, Humio Inaba, and Noboru Taguchi, "High-power, efficient, low-noise, continuous-wave all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1912-1914 (1996)

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