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Generating multiple wavelengths, simultaneously, in a Ti:sapphire ring laser with a ramp-hold-fire seeding technique
Author(s): Thomas Z. Moore; F. Scott Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The ability to simultaneously produce pulsed laser output over multiple discrete wavelengths can mitigate many of the timing and jitter issues associated with the use of multiple laser systems. In addition, Fourier-transform limited laser output on every pulse is required for many applications such as with pump-probe detection, non-linear frequency mixing, differential absorption lidar (DIAL), and resonance ionization. As a matter of practice, such lasers need to be capable of operating within uncontrolled or noisy environments. We report on a novel Ti:sapphire ring laser that has been developed to produce Fourier-transform limited 20-ns laser pulses at multiple discrete wavelengths, simultaneously, utilizing a Ramp-Hold-Fire (RHF) seeding technique. Resonance of the seed light is achieved by using a KD*P crystal to modify the phase of the light circulating within the slave oscillator cavity where the fast response of the crystal results in a seeding technique that is immune to noise throughout the acoustic regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8235, Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices, 82351M (15 February 2012);
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Thomas Z. Moore, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
F. Scott Anderson, Southwest Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8235:
Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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