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  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 1995),
  • paper CWH1

Pulsed, single-frequency, diode-pumped 2.06-μm laser

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Abstract

Tm:Ho:YLF, operating single frequency at 2.055 μm, provides a viable transmitter for developing eyesafe, Doppler-based remote wind-sensing instruments.1,2 The spectroscopic and thermal properties of Tm:Ho:YLF combine to provide an efficient, near-room- temperature, all-solid-state laser.3 The laser is configured as a cw master oscillator injection- seeding a pulsed-pumped-power oscillator, (Fig. 1). The master oscillator provides the needed cw local oscillator and serves as the probe to sense power-oscillator axial mode matching. Single-longitudinal-mode operation has been demonstrated by synchronizing power-oscillator Q-switching with axial mode matching to the master oscillator. The mode-matching condition is repetitively scanned by using a PZT-actuated mirror in the power oscillator.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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