Abstract

The bandwidth of a frequency-shifted feedback Ti:sapphire laser is compressed through compensation for the shifted frequency inside the laser cavity by means of dual acousto-optic tunable filters (AOTFs) without the employment of an etalon. The laser wavelength can be tuned electronically in a 167-nm range by changes in the rf input to the two AOTFs. Wide-range tunability is achieved without mechanical adjustment or the addition of dispersive elements.

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, S. T. K. Nieh, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Kasahara, K. Nakamura, M. Sato, and H. Ito, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 190 (1998).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. (1)

A. Yu. Abramov, M. M. Mazur, and V. I. Pustoviot, Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 32, 1472 (1987).

Other (1)

Y. Wang, N. Saito, and H. Tahsiro, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Pacific Rim), 2001 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), p. 76–77.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Bragg diffraction in an AOTF: (a) frequency upshifted, (b) frequency downshifted, and (c) one beam passing through two parallel AOTFs.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of a FSF laser with dual AOTFs inside the laser cavity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser input–output curves: filled circles, result when the ultrasonic waves input to the two AOTFs were in the same direction; open circles, result when the ultrasonic waves were transmitted in opposite directions.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser tuning curve.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Variation of laser bandwidth for various wavelengths.

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