Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, operation of a holographic laser oscillator that uses laser-pumped Ti:sapphire (Ti3+:Al2O3) as the gain medium. The device is self-starting and self-adaptive by virtue of spontaneous gain-grating formation. We present experimental results of the system that include gain-switched pulses of 25–60-ns duration in a TEM00 mode and as much as 11  mJ of output energy from a plane output coupler and 47  mJ from an intracavity polarizer port.

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M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, and R. P. M. Green, Opt. Commun. 123, 182 (1996).
[Crossref]

1995 (3)

1994 (2)

K. S. Syed, R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 112, 175 (1994).
[Crossref]

A. Brignon and J.-P. Huignard, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2203 (1994).
[Crossref]

1993 (1)

R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 102, 288 (1993).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

1989 (1)

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

P. F. Moulton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 125 (1986).
[Crossref]

1983 (1)

1979 (2)

Banti, X.

Bel’dyugin, I. M.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
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I. M. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, S. E. Kireev, and A. I. Odintsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 535 (1986).
[Crossref]

Berenberg, V. A.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

Brignon, A.

Crofts, G. J.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, and R. P. M. Green, Opt. Commun. 123, 182 (1996).
[Crossref]

G. J. Crofts, X. Banti, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1634 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. S. Syed, R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 112, 175 (1994).
[Crossref]

R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 102, 288 (1993).
[Crossref]

Damzen, M. J.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, and R. P. M. Green, Opt. Commun. 123, 182 (1996).
[Crossref]

M. J. Damzen, R. P. M. Green, and K. S. Syed, Opt. Lett. 20, 1704 (1995).
[Crossref]

G. J. Crofts, X. Banti, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1634 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. S. Syed, R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 112, 175 (1994).
[Crossref]

R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 102, 288 (1993).
[Crossref]

Feldman, B. J.

Feugnet, G.

Fisher, R. A.

Green, R. P. M.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, and R. P. M. Green, Opt. Commun. 123, 182 (1996).
[Crossref]

M. J. Damzen, R. P. M. Green, and K. S. Syed, Opt. Lett. 20, 1704 (1995).
[Crossref]

K. S. Syed, R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 112, 175 (1994).
[Crossref]

R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 102, 288 (1993).
[Crossref]

Huignard, J.-P.

Kharchenko, M. A.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

Kireev, S. E.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, S. E. Kireev, and A. I. Odintsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 535 (1986).
[Crossref]

Matsumoto, Y.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, and R. P. M. Green, Opt. Commun. 123, 182 (1996).
[Crossref]

Mochalov, I. V.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

Moulton, P. F.

Odintsov, A. I.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, S. E. Kireev, and A. I. Odintsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 535 (1986).
[Crossref]

Petnikova, V. M.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

Petrovskii, G. T.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

Pocholle, J.-P.

Salin, F.

Self, S. A.

Shuvalov, V. V.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

Squire, J.

Syed, K. S.

M. J. Damzen, R. P. M. Green, and K. S. Syed, Opt. Lett. 20, 1704 (1995).
[Crossref]

K. S. Syed, R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 112, 175 (1994).
[Crossref]

Tomita, A.

A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 464 (1979).
[Crossref]

Vasil’ev, A. E.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

Zolotarev, M. V.

I. M. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, S. E. Kireev, and A. I. Odintsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 535 (1986).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 464 (1979).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Brignon and J.-P. Huignard, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2203 (1994).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (3)

K. S. Syed, R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 112, 175 (1994).
[Crossref]

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, and R. P. M. Green, Opt. Commun. 123, 182 (1996).
[Crossref]

R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, Opt. Commun. 102, 288 (1993).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (2)

I. M. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, S. E. Kireev, and A. I. Odintsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 535 (1986).
[Crossref]

I. M. Bel’dyugin, V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, V. M. Petnikova, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 740 (1989).
[Crossref]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental implementation of the self-starting Ti:sapphire HLO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spatial profile of the HLO system with a plane output coupler; (b) three-dimensional representation of the spatial profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal profiles of the Ti:sapphire output from the HLO system with a 50% output coupler, showing buildup time with respect to inverting the pump pulse. Examples shown are for the system operating (a) well above threshold and (b) closer to threshold. The pulses are not comparable in amplitude.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Temporal profile of an output pulse with a Littrow grating output coupler, (b) two-dimensional profile, and (c) one-dimensional line scan of the Fabry–Perot interference fringes of the radiation.

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