Abstract

We report on the operation of a tunable all-solid-state (holosteric) laser system consisting of a tunable Ti:sapphire laser pumped by a frequency-doubled diode-laser-pumped Nd:YLF laser. With a 1-W pump diode, the Nd:YLF laser has been frequency-modulation mode locked and Q switched at 1.047 μm. This produces a pulse envelope of 75-nsec duration with 45 μJ of energy in 21-psec pulses at a 360-MHz repetition rate. This output was frequency doubled in 90° phase-matched MgO:LiNbO3 with a 47% energy conversion efficiency. The Ti:sapphire cavity was a three-mirror astigmatically compensated arrangement. The threshold absorbed pump energy was 3.9 μJ, with an output energy of 1.3 μJ at 10.8-μJ absorbed pump power. The tuning range was 746–838 nm and was limited by the mirror reflectivities.

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[Crossref]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram showing the mode-locked, Q-switched, diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser, the frequency doubler, and the Ti:sapphire laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace showing the Ti:sapphire pulse, the corresponding pump pulse, and the delay of 0.8 μsec.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Tuning curve for the Ti:sapphire laser, clearly showing the region over which no lasing was observed.

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