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Fast-switching system for injection seeding of a high-power Ti:sapphire laser

Khalesifard, Hamid R. and Fix, Andreas and Ehret, Gerhard and Schiller, Max and Wulfmeyer, Volker (2009) Fast-switching system for injection seeding of a high-power Ti:sapphire laser. Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 (073110), pp. 1-5. American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.3184011.

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Abstract

A high frequency switching and tunable seed laser system has been designed and constructed for injection seeding of a high-power pulsed Ti:sapphire laser. The whole laser system operates as the transmitter of a scanning, ground-based, water-vapor differential absorption lidar (DIAL). The output of two seed lasers can be tuned in the wavelength range of 815–840 nm up to the power of 20 mW and switched between the online and offline wavelengths of the DIAL at frequencies of 0–1 kHz. The frequency stability of online and offline seed lasers is better than ±20 MHz rms and the mode-hop-free tuning range is greater than 40 GHz with external cavity diode lasers. The advantage of this system for efficient injection seeding of the Ti:sapphire cavity is that it is modular, robust, fully fiber-coupled, and polarization maintaining.

Document Type:Article
Title:Fast-switching system for injection seeding of a high-power Ti:sapphire laser
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Khalesifard, Hamid R.IASBS, Zanjan, IRN
Fix, AndreasDLR
Ehret, GerhardDLR
Schiller, MaxUniv. Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Wulfmeyer, VolkerUniv. Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Date:31 July 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Review of Scientific Instruments
Refereed publication:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:80
DOI:10.1063/1.3184011
Page Range:pp. 1-5
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Status:Published
Keywords:Laserdioden, optische Schalter, Injection seeding, Lidar
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben LIDAR-Forschung und -Entwicklung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Andreas Fix
Deposited On:15 Dec 2009 15:55
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:49

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