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Title: High power continuous-wave titanium:sapphire laser

Abstract

A high-power continuous-wave laser resonator (10) is provided, wherein first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth mirrors (11-16) form a double-Z optical cavity. A first Ti:Sapphire rod (17) is disposed between the second and third mirrors (12,13) and at the mid-point of the length of the optical cavity, and a second Ti:Sapphire rod (18) is disposed between the fourth and fifth mirrors (14,15) at a quarter-length point in the optical cavity. Each Ti:Sapphire rod (17,18) is pumped by two counter-propagating pump beams from a pair of argon-ion lasers (21-22, 23-24). For narrow band operation, a 3-plate birefringent filter (36) and an etalon (37) are disposed in the optical cavity so that the spectral output of the laser consists of 5 adjacent cavity modes. For increased power, seventy and eighth mirrors (101, 192) are disposed between the first and second mirrors (11, 12) to form a triple-Z optical cavity. A third Ti:Sapphire rod (103) is disposed between the seventh and eighth mirrors (101, 102) at the other quarter-length point in the optical cavity, and is pumped by two counter-propagating pump beams from a third pair of argon-ion lasers (104, 105).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Castro Valley, CA)
  3. (Danville, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868935
Patent Number(s):
US 5247527
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
power; continuous-wave; titanium; sapphire; laser; high-power; resonator; 10; provided; third; fourth; fifth; sixth; mirrors; 11-16; form; double-z; optical; cavity; rod; 17; disposed; 12; 13; mid-point; length; 18; 14; 15; quarter-length; pumped; counter-propagating; pump; beams; pair; argon-ion; lasers; 21-22; 23-24; narrow; band; operation; 3-plate; birefringent; filter; 36; etalon; 37; spectral; output; consists; adjacent; modes; increased; seventy; eighth; 101; 192; 11; triple-z; 103; seventh; 102; 104; 105; laser resonator; pump beams; optical cavity; pump beam; narrow band; wave laser; third mirror; increased power; sapphire laser; cavity mode; z optical; /372/

Citation Formats

Erbert, Gaylen V., Bass, Isaac L., Hackel, Richard P., Jenkins, Sherman L., Kanz, Vernon K., and Paisner, Jeffrey A. High power continuous-wave titanium:sapphire laser. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Erbert, Gaylen V., Bass, Isaac L., Hackel, Richard P., Jenkins, Sherman L., Kanz, Vernon K., & Paisner, Jeffrey A. High power continuous-wave titanium:sapphire laser. United States.
Erbert, Gaylen V., Bass, Isaac L., Hackel, Richard P., Jenkins, Sherman L., Kanz, Vernon K., and Paisner, Jeffrey A. Fri . "High power continuous-wave titanium:sapphire laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868935.
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title = {High power continuous-wave titanium:sapphire laser},
author = {Erbert, Gaylen V. and Bass, Isaac L. and Hackel, Richard P. and Jenkins, Sherman L. and Kanz, Vernon K. and Paisner, Jeffrey A.},
abstractNote = {A high-power continuous-wave laser resonator (10) is provided, wherein first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth mirrors (11-16) form a double-Z optical cavity. A first Ti:Sapphire rod (17) is disposed between the second and third mirrors (12,13) and at the mid-point of the length of the optical cavity, and a second Ti:Sapphire rod (18) is disposed between the fourth and fifth mirrors (14,15) at a quarter-length point in the optical cavity. Each Ti:Sapphire rod (17,18) is pumped by two counter-propagating pump beams from a pair of argon-ion lasers (21-22, 23-24). For narrow band operation, a 3-plate birefringent filter (36) and an etalon (37) are disposed in the optical cavity so that the spectral output of the laser consists of 5 adjacent cavity modes. For increased power, seventy and eighth mirrors (101, 192) are disposed between the first and second mirrors (11, 12) to form a triple-Z optical cavity. A third Ti:Sapphire rod (103) is disposed between the seventh and eighth mirrors (101, 102) at the other quarter-length point in the optical cavity, and is pumped by two counter-propagating pump beams from a third pair of argon-ion lasers (104, 105).},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1993},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1993}
}

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