Abstract

We report on an injection-seeded Ti:sapphire laser pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser. The resonance between the low-power seed laser and the slave cavity is achieved by a ramp-hold-fire technique. Because of the triangular cavity design, the spatial beam profile is excellent; and combined with the narrow-linewidth pulses, the conversion efficiencies for nonlinear frequency generation are excellent.

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1999 (1)

1996 (2)

1991 (1)

1986 (2)

Bösenberg, J.

Bradley, D. J.

D. J. Bradley, “Methods of generation,” in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed., Vol. 18 of Topics of Applied Physics (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1977), Chap. 2.

Fry, E. S.

C. Tian, Th. Walther, R. Nicolaescu, X. J. Pan, Y. Liao, E. S. Fry, “Synchronous, dual-wavelength, injection-seeded amplification of 5-ns pulses in a flash-lamp-pumped Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1496–1498 (1999).
[CrossRef]

E. S. Fry, Q. Hu, X. Li, “Single frequency operation of an injection-seeded Nd:YAG laser in high noise and vibration environments,” Appl. Opt. 30, 1015–1017 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. W. Hendersen, E. H. Yuen, E. S. Fry, “Fast resonance-detection technique for single-frequency operation of injection-seeded Nd:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 11, 715–717 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Larsen, E. Thomas, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 362–363.

R. Nicolaescu, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Linewidth narrowing of a pulsed alexandrite laser by intracavity phase modulation,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 179–180.

Hendersen, S. W.

Hu, Q.

Jain, M.

Kasapi, A.

Larsen, M. P.

M. P. Larsen, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” M.S. thesis (Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex., 1997).

M. P. Larsen, E. Thomas, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 362–363.

Li, X.

Liao, Y.

Nicolaescu, R.

C. Tian, Th. Walther, R. Nicolaescu, X. J. Pan, Y. Liao, E. S. Fry, “Synchronous, dual-wavelength, injection-seeded amplification of 5-ns pulses in a flash-lamp-pumped Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1496–1498 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Nicolaescu, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Linewidth narrowing of a pulsed alexandrite laser by intracavity phase modulation,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 179–180.

Pan, X. J.

Rahn, R. A.

Schmitt, R. L.

Thomas, E.

M. P. Larsen, E. Thomas, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 362–363.

Tian, C.

Walther, Th.

C. Tian, Th. Walther, R. Nicolaescu, X. J. Pan, Y. Liao, E. S. Fry, “Synchronous, dual-wavelength, injection-seeded amplification of 5-ns pulses in a flash-lamp-pumped Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1496–1498 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Nicolaescu, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Linewidth narrowing of a pulsed alexandrite laser by intracavity phase modulation,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 179–180.

M. P. Larsen, E. Thomas, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 362–363.

Wulfmeyer, V.

Yin, G. Y.

Yuen, E. H.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (5)

D. J. Bradley, “Methods of generation,” in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed., Vol. 18 of Topics of Applied Physics (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1977), Chap. 2.

SNLO nonlinear optics code available from A. V. Smith, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M. 87185-1423 through http://www.sandia.gov/imrl/XWEB1128/xxtal.htm .

R. Nicolaescu, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Linewidth narrowing of a pulsed alexandrite laser by intracavity phase modulation,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 179–180.

M. P. Larsen, E. Thomas, Th. Walther, E. S. Fry, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 362–363.

M. P. Larsen, “Injection seeding of a Ti:sapphire laser using a ramp-hold-fire technique,” M.S. thesis (Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex., 1997).

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