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Injection mode-locking Ti-sapphire laser system

United States Patent

November 19, 2002
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According to the present invention there is provided an injection modelocking Ti-sapphire laser system that produces a unidirectional laser oscillation through the application of a ring cavity laser that incorporates no intracavity devices to achieve unidirectional oscillation. An argon-ion or doubled Nd:YVO.sub.4 laser preferably serves as the pump laser and a gain-switched diode laser serves as the seed laser. A method for operating such a laser system to produce a unidirectional oscillating is also described.
Hovater; James Curtis (Seaford, VA), Poelker; Bernard Matthew (Newport News, VA)
Southeastern University Research Assn. (Newport News, VA)
09/ 447,874
November 23, 1999
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.