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27 May 1998 Characteristics of a flash-lamp-pumped Ti:sapphire laser by injection seeding with an external-cavity laser diode
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Characteristics of a flashlamp pumped Ti:sapphire laser seeded by an external cavity laser diode (ECLD) is reported. The ECLD consists of a commercially available laser diode, a diffraction grating and a tuning mirror. The laser diode does not have an anti-reflection coating. The tuning mirror is used to feed the first order diffraction beam back to the laser diode. The ECLD has the property of mode-hopping suppression that is useful for the laser radar applications. The linewidth (FWHM) of the ECLD is about 0.3 pm with an output power of 6 mW and the wavelength tuning range is 11 nm from 769 nm to 780 nm. Injection into the cavity of the Ti:sapphire laser is made through a polarizing prism located between a Ti:sapphire rod and a pockels cell. The linewidth (FWHM) of the flashlamp pumped Ti:sapphire laser injection seeded by the ECLD was about 0.55 pm consequently. This laser system is applied to observe the potassium layer in the mesopause region.
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Tatsuya Kyomitsu, Chikao Nagasawa, Makoto Abo, and Yasukuni Shibata "Characteristics of a flash-lamp-pumped Ti:sapphire laser by injection seeding with an external-cavity laser diode", Proc. SPIE 3265, Solid State Lasers VII, (27 May 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308676
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