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Directly diode-laser-pumped Ti:sapphire laser

Roth, Peter W. and MacLean, A.J. and Burns, D. and Kemp, A.J. (2009) Directly diode-laser-pumped Ti:sapphire laser. Optics Letters, 34 (21). pp. 3334-3336. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

A directly diode-laser-pumped Ti:Al2O3 laser is demonstrated. Using a 1 W, 452 nm GaN diode laser, 19 mW of cw output power is achieved in a potentially portable format. Pumping at this short wavelength induces a loss at the laser wavelength that is not seen for the more typical green pump wavelengths. This effect is characterized and discussed.