Abstract

Experimental study is performed on flashlamp-pumped Ti: sapphire lasers with single, double, and four-partial-ellipse-pump cavities aiming at improving the performance of the lasers. The output energy of 604 mJ per pulse with a width of 25 <TEX>$\mu$</TEX>s at a total laser efficiency of 0.13% is achieved in the laser pumped by a light pulse of 45<TEX>$\mu$</TEX>s without a fluorescent converter The laser output energy versus its Ti: sappy ire rod length, pumping-light pulse duration, and electrical input energy are discussed with or without using a fluorescent converter. The result shows that much more output energy is obtained il a longer Ti: sapphire-rod laser pumped by a shorter light pulse when its output coupler has an optimized transmittance. In addition, an enhancement of output energy by a factor of 7 is achieved. in the laser using a fluorescent converter LD490.

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Walter Koechner, Solid-state laser engineering, 5th Ed. (Springer, Berlin, 1999) 78

1997 (1)

A. Hoffstadt, IEEE J. QE. 33, 1850 (1997)
[Crossref]

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A. Hoffstadt, J. Kolenda, and M. Ulbricht, Proc. SPIE, 2698, 87 (1996)
[Crossref]

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G. Gao, Z. Li, Opt. Commun. 120,63 (1995)
[Crossref]

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M. Grinberg and A. Mandelis, Phys. Rev. B49, 12496 (1994)
[Crossref]

J.P. Boquillon and O. Musset, APPl. Phys. B59, 357 (1994)
[Crossref]

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A.J.W. Brown and C.H. Fisher, IEEE J.QE. 29, 2513 (1993)

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P. F. Moulton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B3, 125 (1986)
[Crossref]

Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics (1)

J.P. Boquillon and O. Musset, APPl. Phys. B59, 357 (1994)
[Crossref]

IEEE J.QE. (1)

A.J.W. Brown and C.H. Fisher, IEEE J.QE. 29, 2513 (1993)

JOSA B (1)

P. F. Moulton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B3, 125 (1986)
[Crossref]

Optics Communications (1)

G. Gao, Z. Li, Opt. Commun. 120,63 (1995)
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

M. Grinberg and A. Mandelis, Phys. Rev. B49, 12496 (1994)
[Crossref]

Proc. SPIE (1)

A. Hoffstadt, J. Kolenda, and M. Ulbricht, Proc. SPIE, 2698, 87 (1996)
[Crossref]

Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of (1)

A. Hoffstadt, IEEE J. QE. 33, 1850 (1997)
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Walter Koechner, Solid-state laser engineering, 5th Ed. (Springer, Berlin, 1999) 78

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