Abstract

We present the amplification of a continuous-wave single-mode ring dye laser in Ti:sapphire. A peak gain of 2 × 106 has been obtained in a passive multipass amplifier, which yielded 20-nsec pulses of 0.7-mJ energy at 780 nm. We discuss the advantages of this passive multipass amplifier in comparison with a regenerative amplifier that we have also developed. By second-harmonic generation we obtained high-peak-power UV pulses from the amplified single-mode laser.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the multipass amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temporal profiles of the amplified pulses after one pass (left) and six passes (right; FWHM, 20 nsec).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Regenerative amplifier configuration.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse spectrum after the regenerative amplifier. Curve a, the Q-switched regime. Curve b, injection seeding at 775 nm. Curve c, injection seeding at 755 nm. (The linewidth of the injected beams’ spectrum shown here is limited by the spectrometer.)

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