Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power, continuous-wave (cw), single-frequency green source based on single-pass second-harmonic generation of a Yb-fiber laser in MgO:sPPLT as a viable pump source for a cw single-frequency Ti:sapphire ring laser. By careful design and optimization, the Ti:sapphire laser can provide as much as 2.3 W of cw single-frequency output across a 47 nm tuning range, limited by the reflectivity of the cavity mirrors. By implementing active stabilization of the laser frequency to an external reference, an ultrastable Fabry–Perot interferometer, we obtain a frequency stability better than 12 MHz over 10 min and continuous tunability greater than 180 MHz. Stable output power with peak-to-peak fluctuation of 5.4% over 75 min, in high spatial beam quality with M2<1.34, is achieved.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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