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Ti:sapphire laser with long-pulse lamp pumping
Author(s): Michael P. Koselja; Jiri Kubelka; Jiri Kvapil
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Paper Abstract

Lamp pumping of Ti:Sapphire has some advantages over laser pumping and represents some interest due to possible applications. The paper will present laser behavior of Ti:Sapphire under very long lamp pulse pumping. Pulse lamp duration (FWHM) was more than 100 times greater than the lifetime of Ti3+. Output energy with no tuning element was achieved greater than 1.5 J with 0.12% electrical-to-optical efficiency. Dimensions of the rod used was 7 mm in diameter and 148 mm in length. The doping level of Ti3+ was 0.09% Ti2O3 in the rod. Tuning characteristics with different tuning elements are also presented. Further development to obtain CW lamp pumping operation will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1627, Solid State Lasers III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60149
Show Author Affiliations
Michael P. Koselja, Monokrystaly Turnov, Ltd. (Czech Republic)
Jiri Kubelka, Monokrystaly Turnov, Ltd. (Czech Republic)
Jiri Kvapil, Monokrystaly Turnov, Ltd. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1627:
Solid State Lasers III
Gregory J. Quarles, Editor(s)

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