Title

Building a Continuous Wave Titanium Sapphire Laser

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1995

Advisor

Dean Langley

Abstract

In fulfilling the requirement of a senior thesis, I have constructed and optimized a continuous wave (cw) titanium sapphire laser, loosely based on the designs of other experimenters. A maximum output power of 500 mw at 23. nm was obtained after trying several cavity configurations. The beam characteristics, including wavelength, beam width, power and position stability were found to be sensitively dependent on the pump power, supplied by an argon ion laser.

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