23 October 1992 Temporal characteristics of a gain-switched Ti:sapphire laser
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Proceedings Volume 1813, Optoelectronic Component Technologies; (1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131258
Event: International Symposium on Optoelectronics in Computers, Communications, and Control, 1992, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Abstract
We have carried out a series of experiments on a gain-switched Ti:sapphire laser to investigate the temporal characteristics of the output pulses. In these experiments the minimum laser pulsewidth of shorter than 2 ns has been obtained and pulsewidth can be varied from 5 ns to 27.5 ns continuously under our experimental condition. Using only one output coupler the laser tunable range was greater than 2.1 X 103 cm-1 (from 720 nm to 850 nm). A maximum output pulse energy of 4.65 mJ at 780 nm was obtained. The spectral content of the output from the laser with three intracavity prisms was less than 0.14 nm (FWHM).
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Bing Xu, Li-Huang Lin, Ouyang Bin, Qin-Guo Li, Runwen Wang, "Temporal characteristics of a gain-switched Ti:sapphire laser", Proc. SPIE 1813, Optoelectronic Component Technologies, (23 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131258; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.131258
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Sapphire lasers

Output couplers

Prisms

Reflectivity

Crystals

Pulsed laser operation

Nd:YAG lasers

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