Abstract

We report a high-power tunable narrow-bandwidth Ti:sapphire laser at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. The spectral linewidth of 0.4 pm with wavelength tuning range from 780 nm to 820 nm is obtained by a spectrum-compressing technique that consists of one grating and four fused silica prisms in the oscillator cavity. This narrow-bandwidth seed from the oscillator is further amplified to 6.5 W with pulse duration of 16 ns under the pumper power of 22 W. This high-power laser with narrow linewidth is candidate for isotope separation and accuracy spectrum analysis.

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X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

2008 (2)

K. Tamura, “Self-seeding of a pulsed double-grating Ti:sapphire laser oscillator,” Appl. Opt. 47, 1517–1521 (2008).
[CrossRef]

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

S. Hannemann, E.-J. van Duijn, and W. Ubachs, “A narrow-band injection-seeded pulsed titanium:sapphire oscillator-amplifier system with on-line chirp analysis for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 103102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Borysow, J.

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X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Duarte, F. J.

F. J. Duarte, “Multiple-prism array in laser optics,” Am. J. Phys. 68, 162–166 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hannemann, S.

S. Hannemann, E.-J. van Duijn, and W. Ubachs, “A narrow-band injection-seeded pulsed titanium:sapphire oscillator-amplifier system with on-line chirp analysis for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 103102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hooshvar, M.

P. Parvin, B. Sajad, K. Silakhori, M. Hooshvar, and Z. Zamanipour, “Molecular laser isotope separation versus atomic vapor laser isotope separation,” Prog. Nucl. Energy 44, 331–345 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kubo, H.

Letokhov, V. S.

V. S. Letokhov and C. B. Moore, “Laser isotope separation (review),” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 129–150 (1976).
[CrossRef]

V. S. Letokhov and C. B. Moore, “Laser isotope separation (review),” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 259–276 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Li, B.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

Li, X.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

Mckinnie, L. T.

Mizoguchi, H.

Moore, C. B.

V. S. Letokhov and C. B. Moore, “Laser isotope separation (review),” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 259–276 (1976).
[CrossRef]

V. S. Letokhov and C. B. Moore, “Laser isotope separation (review),” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 129–150 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Nabekawa, N.

Nakao, K.

Parvin, P.

P. Parvin, B. Sajad, K. Silakhori, M. Hooshvar, and Z. Zamanipour, “Molecular laser isotope separation versus atomic vapor laser isotope separation,” Prog. Nucl. Energy 44, 331–345 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pati, B.

Sajad, B.

P. Parvin, B. Sajad, K. Silakhori, M. Hooshvar, and Z. Zamanipour, “Molecular laser isotope separation versus atomic vapor laser isotope separation,” Prog. Nucl. Energy 44, 331–345 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sekikawa, T.

Sheng, Q.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

Shi, C. P.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

Silakhori, K.

P. Parvin, B. Sajad, K. Silakhori, M. Hooshvar, and Z. Zamanipour, “Molecular laser isotope separation versus atomic vapor laser isotope separation,” Prog. Nucl. Energy 44, 331–345 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Suganuma, T.

Tamura, K.

Tiffany, A. J.

Togashi, T.

Trebino, R.

Ubachs, W.

S. Hannemann, E.-J. van Duijn, and W. Ubachs, “A narrow-band injection-seeded pulsed titanium:sapphire oscillator-amplifier system with on-line chirp analysis for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 103102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

van Duijn, E.-J.

S. Hannemann, E.-J. van Duijn, and W. Ubachs, “A narrow-band injection-seeded pulsed titanium:sapphire oscillator-amplifier system with on-line chirp analysis for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 103102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wakabayashi, O.

Wang, P.

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, R.

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Warrington, D. M.

Watanabe, S.

Wen, W. Q.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yao, J. Q.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yin, S. J.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

Yu, X. Y.

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zamanipour, Z.

P. Parvin, B. Sajad, K. Silakhori, M. Hooshvar, and Z. Zamanipour, “Molecular laser isotope separation versus atomic vapor laser isotope separation,” Prog. Nucl. Energy 44, 331–345 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, B. G.

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Am. J. Phys. (1)

F. J. Duarte, “Multiple-prism array in laser optics,” Am. J. Phys. 68, 162–166 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (4)

Chin. Phys. B (1)

X. Ding, H. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, B. G. Zhang, P. Wang, and J. Q. Yao, “Performance of gain-switched all-solid-state quasi-continuous-wave tunable Ti:sapphire laser system,” Chin. Phys. B 17, 3759–3764 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

X. Ding, X. Li, Q. Sheng, C. P. Shi, S. J. Yin, B. Li, X. Y. Yu, W. Q. Wen, and J. Q. Yao, “High power widely tunable narrow linewidth all-solid-state pulsed titanium-doped sapphire laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 0942051 (2011).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Prog. Nucl. Energy (1)

P. Parvin, B. Sajad, K. Silakhori, M. Hooshvar, and Z. Zamanipour, “Molecular laser isotope separation versus atomic vapor laser isotope separation,” Prog. Nucl. Energy 44, 331–345 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

S. Hannemann, E.-J. van Duijn, and W. Ubachs, “A narrow-band injection-seeded pulsed titanium:sapphire oscillator-amplifier system with on-line chirp analysis for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 103102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (2)

V. S. Letokhov and C. B. Moore, “Laser isotope separation (review),” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 129–150 (1976).
[CrossRef]

V. S. Letokhov and C. B. Moore, “Laser isotope separation (review),” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 6, 259–276 (1976).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of a self-synchronized narrow-linewidth tunable Ti:sapphire laser system.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Build-up time of pulses in oscillator.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Linewidth of output pulse at 790 nm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output power of amplifier with tunable wavelength.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output power of amplifier at 790 nm and corresponding conversion efficiency with pump power.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Pulse duration of output pulses at 790 nm with pump power.

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