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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3334–3336

Directly diode-laser-pumped Ti:sapphire laser

Peter W. Roth, Alexander J. Maclean, David Burns, and Alan J. Kemp  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3334-3336 (2009)

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A directly diode-laser-pumped Ti : Al 2 O 3 laser is demonstrated. Using a 1 W , 452 nm GaN diode laser, 19 mW of cw output power is achieved in a potentially portable format. Pumping at this short wavelength induces a loss at the laser wavelength that is not seen for the more typical green pump wavelengths. This effect is characterized and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2009
Published: October 27, 2009

Peter W. Roth, Alexander J. Maclean, David Burns, and Alan J. Kemp, "Directly diode-laser-pumped Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 3334-3336 (2009)

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