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Review of the development of compact flashlamp-pumped titanium sapphire laser technology in the UK
Author(s): David H. Titterton; C. Stokoe
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Paper Abstract

This program has produced and demonstrated a small, compact and efficient flashlamp pumped titanium sapphire multiple pass oscillator, that uses a laser head in a close coupled configuration with a single linear flashlamp. This laser has produced up to 1.68 J/pulse in the free-running scheme at repetition rates of up to 10 Hz, with an efficiency of almost 1% at a wavelength of 790 nm. Wavelength tuning from 675 nm to 975 nm has been demonstrated, as having Q-switching, shortening the pulse duration to 20 ns, line narrowing to 2 angstrom and second harmonic generation. An oscillator amplifier configuration has also been demonstrated using a similar arrangement with three flashlamps and two laser rods, producing a beam with energy close to 4 J/pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2698, Solid State Lasers V, (25 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236176
Show Author Affiliations
David H. Titterton, DRA Farnborough (United Kingdom)
C. Stokoe, Lynton Lasers Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2698:
Solid State Lasers V
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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