Frequency locking of a pulsed single-longitudinal-mode laser in a coupled-cavity resonator

David J. Binks, Lawrie A W Gloster, Terry A. King, Iain T. McKinnie

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    Abstract

    The performance of a novel resonator that couples a grazing-incidence and a linear cavity is reported. The coupling secures single-longitudinal mode, TEM00, higher-efficiency and lower-threshold operation. By use of Ti:sapphire as the gain medium, a slope efficiency of 23% and a 100-nm tuning range are reported. A model is explained that fully predicts the mode behavior of the resonator and that can be used to optimize the cavity for single-mode operation. We have developed computer control of the cavity, which is simple in design and is used to lock the
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9371-9377
    Number of pages6
    JournalApplied Optics
    Volume36
    Issue number36
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 1997

    Keywords

    • Computerized frequency control
    • Coupled cavity
    • Pulsed laser
    • Single mode
    • Ti:sapphire

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