Publications & Presentations

ASSP 2010: Pump Induced Loss in Directly Diode Laser Pumped Ti:Sapphire Lasers

Alexander J. Maclean, Peter W. Roth, David Burns, Alan J. Kemp* Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, 106 Rottenrow, Glasgow, G4 0NW, Scotland. (*alan.kemp@strath.ac.uk) Peter F. Moulton Q-Peak Inc., 135 South Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, U.S.A.

Pump wavelengths of less than 460nm compromise the performance of Ti:sapphire lasers by inducing loss. This –and not pump brightness or absorption –is the primary performance limitation for diode- laser pumped Ti:sapphire lasers.

Pump wavelengths of less than 460nm compromise the performance of Ti:sapphire lasers by inducing loss. This –and not pump brightness or absorption –is the primary performance limitation for diode- laser pumped Ti:sapphire lasers.

International Workshop on Solid State Lasers: 50 years of transition-metal lasers: from ruby to Ti:sapphire

Peter Moulton Q-Peak, Inc. 135 South Road, Bedford, MA 01730 International Workshop on Solid State Lasers “Solid State Lasers -50 years later” Rovira i Virgili University Tarragona, Spain March 19, 2010

Outline

  • Quick review of transition-metal spectroscopy
  • The ruby laser and its consequences
  • Other Cr3+-doped lasers
  • Divalent transition-metal lasers
  • Ti:sapphire background
  • Impact of Ti:sapphire lasers

Outline

  • Quick review of transition-metal spectroscopy
  • The ruby laser and its consequences
  • Other Cr3+-doped lasers
  • Divalent transition-metal lasers
  • Ti:sapphire background
  • Impact of Ti:sapphire lasers

ICFO Colloquium: 50 years of transition-metal lasers: from ruby to Ti:sapphire

Peter Moulton Q-Peak, Inc. 135 South Road, Bedford, MA 01730 ICFO Colloquium Program ICFO –The Institute of Photonic Sciences Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain July 5th, 2010

Outline

  • Color and light
  • Quick review of transition-metal spectroscopy
  • The ruby laser and its consequences
  • Divalent transition-metal lasers
  • Ti:sapphire background
  • Impact of Ti:sapphire lasers

Outline

  • Color and light
  • Quick review of transition-metal spectroscopy
  • The ruby laser and its consequences
  • Divalent transition-metal lasers
  • Ti:sapphire background
  • Impact of Ti:sapphire lasers

Institute of Physics ASCR Ti:sapphire lasers: past, present and future

Peter Moulton Q-Peak, Inc. 135 South Road, Bedford, MA 01730 Institute of Physics ASCR Prague, Czech Republic November 6, 2013

Outline

  • Quick review of transition-metal spectroscopy
  • The ruby laser and its consequences
  • Divalent transition-metal lasers
  • Ti:sapphire background and invention
  • Impact of Ti:sapphire lasers to date
  • Energy scaling in future systems
  • Alternate approaches to high-intensity lasers

Outline

  • Quick review of transition-metal spectroscopy
  • The ruby laser and its consequences
  • Divalent transition-metal lasers
  • Ti:sapphire background and invention
  • Impact of Ti:sapphire lasers to date
  • Energy scaling in future systems
  • Alternate approaches to high-intensity lasers

NASA 2-μm: Industry R and D Related to 2-μm Lidars

SEO Research Division Second Review of 2-μm Solid State Laser Technology NASA, Washington D.C. May 18-19, 1992

TOPICS Survey of industrial programs History of 2-μm laser programs at SEO Technology discussion Some thoughts on system design

TOPICS Survey of industrial programs History of 2-μm laser programs at SEO Technology discussion Some thoughts on system design