Sub-5-pm linewidth, 130-nm-tuning of a coupled-cavity Ti:sapphire oscillator via volume Bragg grating-based feedback
Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt.
SINGLE-FREQUENCY; LASER; Optics; Physics, Applied
A novel coupled-cavity Ti:sapphire oscillator architecture featuring a volume Bragg grating as a feedback element is presented. The oscillator provides continuous wave lasing within a spectral linewidth as narrow as 5 pm. The output can be wavelength-tuned over an ultrabroad spectral range of 130 nm, extending from 714 to 842 nm. This unique combination of narrow spectral linewidth and wide tuning range makes the laser suitable for applications such as sensing and Raman and absorption spectroscopy. The laser also displays ideal TEM00 mode operation throughout its tuning range with output powers beyond 300 mW. Detailed studies of the cw lasing dynamics across the wide tuning range are described. The general architecture of this design can be implemented for high resolution tuning across the broad spectral emission bands of other solid state lasers with single mode operation.
Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics
"Sub-5-pm linewidth, 130-nm-tuning of a coupled-cavity Ti:sapphire oscillator via volume Bragg grating-based feedback" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2736.