Influence of pump beam shaping and noise on performance of direct diode-pumped Ti:sapphire laser (Conference Presentation)

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Abstract

An ultrafast titanium sapphire (Ti:S) laser equipped with a compact and efficient pump laser is in high demand in many biomedical applications. Recently developed high power visible laser diodes are the cost-effective alternate option to commercial diode-pumped-solid-state lasers for pumping Ti:S. We used two spectrally combined direct laser diodes (LDs) to pump a Ti:S oscillator and demonstrated stable Kerr-lens mode-locking with an average output power of 190 mW. We have carefully studied and realized the beam shaping of both LDs to achieve the maximum pumping efficiency. Furthermore, we have analyzed the noise performance of the overall system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventSPIE Photonics West LASE 2020
- The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 1 Feb 20206 Feb 2020

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Photonics West LASE 2020
LocationThe Moscone Center
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period01/02/202006/02/2020

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