Abstract

An external-cavity diode laser is used to seed a pulsed Ti:sapphire laser from 839 to 860 nm. Because this wavelength range is off the gain peak of Ti:sapphire, a bandpass filter is used in the cavity to permit seeded operation. We describe a tunable, wide-field-of-view birefringent filter especially suited for use in seeded lasers. Measurements of the ratio of unseeded to seeded output as a function of seed power are also presented and demonstrate an approximately reciprocal dependence on the seed power.

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1995

A. Kasapi, G. Y. Yin, M. Jain, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: population dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447–2450 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1992

1991

1990

1988

C. H. Bair, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, E. A. Modlin, “Demonstration of frequency control and cw diode laser injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire ring laser with no internal optical elements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1045–1048 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986

1983

I. J. Bigio, M. Slatkine, “Injection-locking unstable resonator excimer lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1426–1436 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1980

1978

1976

J.-L. LaChambre, P. Lavigne, G. Otis, M. Noel, “Injection locking and mode selection in TEA-CO2 laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 756–764 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Bair, C. H.

C. H. Bair, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, E. A. Modlin, “Demonstration of frequency control and cw diode laser injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire ring laser with no internal optical elements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1045–1048 (1988).
[CrossRef]

P. Brockman, C. H. Bair, J. C. Barnes, R. V. Hess, E. V. Browell, “Pulsed injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 11, 712–714 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Barnes, J. C.

Bigio, I. J.

I. J. Bigio, M. Slatkine, “Injection-locking unstable resonator excimer lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1426–1436 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Brockman, P.

C. H. Bair, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, E. A. Modlin, “Demonstration of frequency control and cw diode laser injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire ring laser with no internal optical elements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1045–1048 (1988).
[CrossRef]

P. Brockman, C. H. Bair, J. C. Barnes, R. V. Hess, E. V. Browell, “Pulsed injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 11, 712–714 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Browell, E. V.

Byer, R. L.

Giuliani, G.

Glesne, T. R.

C. R. Prasad, H. S. Lee, T. R. Glesne, B. Monosmith, G. K. Schwemmer, “Theoretical and experimental analysis of injection seeding a Q-switched alexandrite laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 10–13.

Hamilton, C. E.

Harvey, K. C.

Hess, R. V.

C. H. Bair, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, E. A. Modlin, “Demonstration of frequency control and cw diode laser injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire ring laser with no internal optical elements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1045–1048 (1988).
[CrossRef]

P. Brockman, C. H. Bair, J. C. Barnes, R. V. Hess, E. V. Browell, “Pulsed injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 11, 712–714 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hodgkinson, I. J.

I. J. Hodgkinson, J. I. Vukusic, “Birefringent tuning filters without secondary peaks,” Opt. Commun. 24, 133–134 (1978); “Birefringent filters for tuning flashlamp-pumped dye lasers: simplified theory and design,” Appl. Opt. 17, 1944–1948 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Hollberg, L.

C. E. Wieman, L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1–20 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Jain, M.

A. Kasapi, G. Y. Yin, M. Jain, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: population dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447–2450 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kasapi, A.

A. Kasapi, G. Y. Yin, M. Jain, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: population dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447–2450 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988); A. L. Bloom, “Modes of a laser resonator containing tilted birefringent plates,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 447–452 (1974); D. R. Preuss, J. L. Gole, “Three-state birefringent filter tuning smoothly over the visible region: theoretical treatment and experimental design,” Appl. Opt. 19, 702–710 (1980).

LaChambre, J.-L.

J.-L. LaChambre, P. Lavigne, G. Otis, M. Noel, “Injection locking and mode selection in TEA-CO2 laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 756–764 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Lavigne, P.

J.-L. LaChambre, P. Lavigne, G. Otis, M. Noel, “Injection locking and mode selection in TEA-CO2 laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 756–764 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H. S.

C. R. Prasad, H. S. Lee, T. R. Glesne, B. Monosmith, G. K. Schwemmer, “Theoretical and experimental analysis of injection seeding a Q-switched alexandrite laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 10–13.

Littman, M. G.

Metcalf, H. J.

Modlin, E. A.

C. H. Bair, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, E. A. Modlin, “Demonstration of frequency control and cw diode laser injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire ring laser with no internal optical elements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1045–1048 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Monosmith, B.

C. R. Prasad, H. S. Lee, T. R. Glesne, B. Monosmith, G. K. Schwemmer, “Theoretical and experimental analysis of injection seeding a Q-switched alexandrite laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 10–13.

Moulton, P. F.

Myatt, C. J.

Noel, M.

J.-L. LaChambre, P. Lavigne, G. Otis, M. Noel, “Injection locking and mode selection in TEA-CO2 laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 756–764 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Otis, G.

J.-L. LaChambre, P. Lavigne, G. Otis, M. Noel, “Injection locking and mode selection in TEA-CO2 laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 756–764 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Park, Y. K.

Prasad, C. R.

C. R. Prasad, H. S. Lee, T. R. Glesne, B. Monosmith, G. K. Schwemmer, “Theoretical and experimental analysis of injection seeding a Q-switched alexandrite laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 10–13.

Raymond, T. D.

Rines, G. A.

Schwemmer, G. K.

C. R. Prasad, H. S. Lee, T. R. Glesne, B. Monosmith, G. K. Schwemmer, “Theoretical and experimental analysis of injection seeding a Q-switched alexandrite laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 10–13.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

Slatkine, M.

I. J. Bigio, M. Slatkine, “Injection-locking unstable resonator excimer lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1426–1436 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A. V.

Vukusic, J. I.

I. J. Hodgkinson, J. I. Vukusic, “Birefringent tuning filters without secondary peaks,” Opt. Commun. 24, 133–134 (1978); “Birefringent filters for tuning flashlamp-pumped dye lasers: simplified theory and design,” Appl. Opt. 17, 1944–1948 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Wieman, C. E.

C. E. Wieman, L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1–20 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Yin, G. Y.

A. Kasapi, G. Y. Yin, M. Jain, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: population dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447–2450 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

J.-L. LaChambre, P. Lavigne, G. Otis, M. Noel, “Injection locking and mode selection in TEA-CO2 laser oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 756–764 (1976).
[CrossRef]

I. J. Bigio, M. Slatkine, “Injection-locking unstable resonator excimer lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1426–1436 (1983).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Bair, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, E. A. Modlin, “Demonstration of frequency control and cw diode laser injection control of a titanium-doped sapphire ring laser with no internal optical elements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1045–1048 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

I. J. Hodgkinson, J. I. Vukusic, “Birefringent tuning filters without secondary peaks,” Opt. Commun. 24, 133–134 (1978); “Birefringent filters for tuning flashlamp-pumped dye lasers: simplified theory and design,” Appl. Opt. 17, 1944–1948 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

A. Kasapi, G. Y. Yin, M. Jain, “Electromagnetically induced transparency: population dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2447–2450 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

C. E. Wieman, L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1–20 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other

C. R. Prasad, H. S. Lee, T. R. Glesne, B. Monosmith, G. K. Schwemmer, “Theoretical and experimental analysis of injection seeding a Q-switched alexandrite laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 10–13.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988); A. L. Bloom, “Modes of a laser resonator containing tilted birefringent plates,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 447–452 (1974); D. R. Preuss, J. L. Gole, “Three-state birefringent filter tuning smoothly over the visible region: theoretical treatment and experimental design,” Appl. Opt. 19, 702–710 (1980).

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

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