Abstract

We report the development of a tunable, diode-pumped Cr:LiSrAlF 6 ring laser that emits as much as 43 mW of power in a single longitudinal mode at 849 nm. By tuning the output with a birefringent filter, we achieved single-frequency operation from 810 to 860 nm. The short-term (10-s) frequency stability was better than 15 MHz.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Cr:LiSAF ring laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Input–output data for the Cr:LiSAF laser operating in standing-wave (filled squares), bidirectional ring (open squares), and unidirectional ring (open diamonds) configurations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Scanning confocal interferometer trace (400 MHz/division) of the ring laser emitting 24 mW of power at 853 nm. The scan rate was 10 Hz, and the accumulation time was 10 s.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Scanning confocal interferometer trace (80 MHz/division) taken under the same conditions as the trace shown in Fig. 3.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Tuning curve for the single-frequency Cr:LiSAF ring laser (710-mW absorbed pump power). At 870 nm, the ring operated bidirectionally and multilongitudinal mode; at the other points, the output was single frequency.

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