Birefringence-induced spectral features in continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers

Ci Ling Pan, Chin Der Hwang, Jahn Chung Kuo, Jia Min Shieh, Kaung-Hsiung Wu

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Abstract

We show that the transient spectrum of a continuous-wave Ti:sapphire laser during the initial stage of the buildup, which exhibits multiple clusters (of longitudinal modes), is due to the spectral windowing effect of the Brewster-angle-cut Ti:sapphire crystal, which acts as a birefringent filter in the laser cavity. This effect is also responsible for certain spectral features of a passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire/DDI laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1549
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume17
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 1992

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