Abstract

A cw 1.4-W TEM00 single-frequency output, to our knowledge the highest ever reported, was obtained in a Ti:sapphire ring laser pumped by a diode-pumped, intracavity-doubled Nd:YAG laser, which provides 6.3 W of cw maximum TEM00 green output. The electrical–optical conversion efficiency of the all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser is 1.1%. A range of wavelength tuning of 150 nm with a narrow linewidth of <5 MHz is successfully demonstrated. The Ti:sapphire laser shows excellent low-noise characteristics, <−130 dB/Hz.

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Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (5)

G. A. Rines, R. A. Schwarz, P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, T. Y. Fan, B. H. T. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 336.

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Fig. 1

Schematic of the all-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser: OC, output coupler; M1–M3, mirrors.

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Fig. 2

Ti:sapphire output power at 800 nm as a function of green pump power.

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Fig. 3

Tuning curve for the single-frequency cw Ti:sapphire laser pumped by the solid-state green laser. The pump power is 6 W.

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Fig. 4

Noise spectra (0–5 MHz, bandwidth = 30 kHz) measured by a spectrum analyzer. (a) All-solid-state Ti:sapphire laser, (b) Ar-ion laser pumped Ti:sapphire. The pump power in both (a) and (b) is 6 W, and the emitting wavelength is 800 nm.

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Table 1 Parameters of the Pump Laser

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