17 April 1995 Progress with a flashlamp-pumped titanium sapphire laser
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A small flashlamp pumped titanium sapphire laser has been designed and demonstrated in the UK. The laser head is a close coupled configuration with a single linear flashlamp. It has produced up to 1.68 J/pulse in the free-running scheme at a repetition rate of 10 Hz, with an efficiency of almost 1%. Wavelength tuning from 675 nm to 975 nm has been demonstrated, as have Q-switching, shortening the pulse duration to 20 ns, line narrowing to 2 angstrom and second harmonic generation. Some applications are considered.
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David H. Titterton, David H. Titterton, C. Stokoe, C. Stokoe, } "Progress with a flashlamp-pumped titanium sapphire laser", Proc. SPIE 2380, UV and Visible Lasers and Laser Crystal Growth, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206942; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.206942
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