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Extended tunability of Ti:sapphire lasers in CW and quasi-CW operation
Author(s): Ian MacGillivray; Graham Friel; Angus Bell
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Paper Abstract

Advances in the output powers and beam quality of DPSS lasers have provided tens of Watts of green pump power in a reliable and compact form. This paper describes advances in the performance of both single frequency CW and femtosecond modelocked Ti:Sapphire (Ti:S) lasers using such high power pump lasers. Short wavelength performance below 660 nm for the CW system is described and long wavelength tunability beyond 1100 nm. Continuous tunability of the modelocked system of over 400 nm will be presented and power performance for different output coupling and pump levels described. The applicability of these high performance systems to demanding new applications will also be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6451, Solid State Lasers XVI: Technology and Devices, 64510Z (20 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.707584
Show Author Affiliations
Ian MacGillivray, Coherent Scotland Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Graham Friel, Coherent Scotland Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Angus Bell, Coherent Scotland Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6451:
Solid State Lasers XVI: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori; Norman Hodgson, Editor(s)

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