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Narrow linewidth self-injection-locked Cr:LiSAF laser oscillator
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Paper Abstract

A narrow band, tunable Cr:LiSAF laser oscillator using self injection- locking for line narrowing was developed. With two etalons and one prism in the master oscillator arm of the composite resonator, output energies of up to 75 mJ/pulse were obtained with a linewidth of 1.5 pm FWHM at 830 nm, and a pulsewidth of 70 ns. This linewidth was achieved without the use of a separate injection seed source. Up to 530 mJ output energy was obtained in long pulse, free-running mode. The laser was tuned from 800 nm to 960 nm. the Q-switched laser data was consistent with the performance predicted by our model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206498
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey W. Pierce, Cygnus Laser Corp. (United States)
Raymond G. Beausoleil, Cygnus Laser Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2379:
Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals
Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Lap Kin Cheng, Editor(s)

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