Abstract

High-resolution high-energy near-diffraction-limited pulses are obtained by regenerative amplification in Ti:sapphire of a pulsed single-frequency optical parametric oscillator. The technique combines the virtues of tunable solid-state lasers and low-jitter parametric oscillators to yield ~2-ns pulses that can be rapidly tuned through the entire gain range of the Ti:sapphire crystal. The measured peak power is 20 MW at 850 nm.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Ulman, M.

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2114 (1988).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1953 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1718 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

C. H. Bair, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, E. Modlin, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1045 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Barnes, N. P. Barnes, G. E. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1016 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

F. Salin, C. Rouyer, J. Squier, S. Coe, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 84, 67 (1991); J. Squier, F. Salin, G. Mourou, D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 16, 324 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (10)

Other (1)

STI Optronics Inc. product literature.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the regenerative amplifier cavity configuration and diagnostics arrangement. PC’s, Pockels cells; HR, high-reflecting mirror; FR, half-wave Fresnel rhomb; G/P, Glan–Thompson polarizer; PR’s, right-angled prisms; Ti:S, Ti:sapphire crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Charge-coupled array image of étalon fringes produced by a pulse from the regenerative amplifier. The one-dimensional image is a cross section through the center of the fringe pattern. The étalon has been tilted to increase the number of fringes displayed by the CCD camera. The spacing between fringes is 0.26 cm−1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured output pulse energy as a function of wavelength. The HR mirror used is >99% reflecting at normal incidence from 840 to 940 nm. At 930 nm, buildup of self-lasing begins to compete with amplification of the injected pulse for this mirror coating. The full tuning range is expected to go from 710 to >950 nm by use of appropriate high-reflecting mirrors in the cavity.

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