Publication: Research - peer-review › Conference article – Annual report year: 2012
A single-pass frequency doubled high-power tapered diode laser emitting nearly 1.3 W of green light suitable for direct pumping of Ti:sapphire lasers generating ultrashort pulses is demonstrated. The pump efficiencies reached 75 % of the values achieved with a commercial solid-state pump laser. However, the superior electro-optical efficiency of the diode laser improves the overall efficiency of the Ti:sapphire laser by a factor > 2. The optical spectrum emitted by the Ti:sapphire laser shows a spectral width of 112 nm (FWHM). Based on autocorrelation measurements, pulse widths of less than 20 fs are measured. These results open the opportunity of establishing diode laser pumped Ti:sapphire lasers for e.g. biophotonic applications like retinal optical coherence tomography or pumping of photonic crystal fibers for CARS microscopy.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - 2012|
|Event||SPIE Photonics West : Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices - San Francisco, CA, United States|
|Conference||SPIE Photonics West : Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||23/01/2012 → 26/01/2012|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 1|
- Diode lasers, Frequency conversion, Optical pumping, Ti:sapphire lasers, Ultrashort pulses
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