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Direct diode-laser pumping of a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser

Roth, Peter W. and Maclean, Alexander James and Burns, David and Kemp, Alan J. (2011) Direct diode-laser pumping of a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. Optics Letters, 36 (2). pp. 304-306. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

Direct diode-laser pumping of a mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser is reported. A single 1W GaN-based diode laser operating at 452nm is used as the pump laser. Pulse durations as short as 114fs and average output powers of up to 13mW are obtained.