Savitski, Vasili G. and Metzger, Nikolaus K. and Calvez, Stephane and Burns, David and Sibbett, W. and Brown, C. T. A. (2012) Optical trapping with "on-demand" two-photon luminescence using Cr:LiSAF laser with optically addressed saturable Bragg reflector. Optics Express, 20 (7). pp. 7066-7070. ISSN 1094-4087
We demonstrate a diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser with controllable and reliable fast switching between its continuous-wave and mode-locked states of operation using an optically-addressed semiconductor Bragg reflector, permitting dyed microspheres to be continuously trapped and monitored using a standard microscope imaging and on-demand two-photon-excited luminescence techniques.
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