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Power-scaling and prototyping of a gain switched Ti:Sapphire laser with a tuning range of 400 nm
Author(s): Bernd Jungbluth; Daniel Oberbeckmann; Jochen Wueppen
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Paper Abstract

Performance data of a gain switched Ti:Sapphire laser operating at a repetition rate of one kilohertz is presented. With one single set of optics the tuning range of the laser exceeds 400 nm. The output power is 4.2 W at 800 nm with an almost diffraction limited beam quality and a pulse duration of 8 ns. The laser control includes two operational modes: Running the laser precisely at a certain wavelength or alternatively scanning the output wavelength continuously throughout a chosen band. Thanks to its high pulse peak power, narrow line width and high beam quality, this laser is well suited for frequency conversion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 71930A (27 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809085
Show Author Affiliations
Bernd Jungbluth, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (Germany)
Daniel Oberbeckmann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (Germany)
Jochen Wueppen, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7193:
Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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