Abstract

We describe an experimental investigation of Ti:Al2O3 unstable-resonator lasers. A near-diffraction-limited output of 430 mJ in a 10-nsec pulse at 10 Hz has been obtained, which is to our knowledge the highest peak power from a Ti:Al2O3 laser reported. We report results for both standing-wave and traveling-wave oscillators, demonstrating line narrowing by means of prism tuning and injection seeding.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

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