Abstract

Pulsed room-temperature tunable operation of a diode-pumped LiF:F2 - laser has been demonstrated for the first time to the author’s knowledge. The LiF:F2 - oscillator was tunable in the 1122–1201-nm range. In the free-running mode, with a nonselective resonator, the LiF:F2 - laser showed a 4% optical-to-optical conversion efficiency and a measured 2.5% pumping-to-lasing efficiency at the maximum of the tuning curve for tunable narrow-band operation.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]

1998

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, V. A. Kozlov, T. Tsuboi, “Optical waveguide evanescent-field amplifiers,” J. Mod. Phys. B 12, 113–123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. M. Giffin, I. T. McKinnie, V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Tunable visible solid-state lasers based on second harmonic generation of LiF:F2- in KTP,” Opt. Lett. 23, 192–194 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

1996

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, T. Tsuboi, “Stable room-temperature tunable color center lasers and passive Q-switchers,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 20, 219–268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Efficient room-temperature tunable color center lasers and passive Q-switchers based on LiF:F2- crystals,” Opt. Commun. 119, 109–112 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1988

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986

1985

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, “Room temperature laser action and Q-switching of F-aggregate color centers in LiF,” J. Phys. Coll. C7, Suppl. 10, 46, 479–482 (1985).

1982

P. F. Moulton, “Ti-doped sapphire: tunable solid-state laser,” Opt. News 8(6), 9 (November/December1982).

1981

V. N. Lisitsyn, E. V. Pestriakov, V. I. Trunov, Yu. L. Gusev, “Laser emission of F2- color center picosecond pulses in the range 1100–1250 nm,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 7, 396–399 (1981).

1977

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable laser via F2+ and F2- color centers in the spectral region 880–1250 nm,” Appl. Phys. 14, 121–122 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Alfano, R. R.

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. B. Bykov, A. Delgado, R. R. Alfano, “Direct diode-pumped continuous-wave near-infrared tunable laser operation of Cr4+:forsterite and Cr4+:Ca2GeO4,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1171–1173 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Anzai, H.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Bykov, A. B.

Chebotaev, V. P.

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable laser via F2+ and F2- color centers in the spectral region 880–1250 nm,” Appl. Phys. 14, 121–122 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Delgado, A.

DeShazer, L. G.

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, “Room temperature laser action and Q-switching of F-aggregate color centers in LiF,” J. Phys. Coll. C7, Suppl. 10, 46, 479–482 (1985).

Evans, J. M.

Gayen, S. K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Gellermann, W.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Giffin, S. M.

Gusev, Yu. L.

V. N. Lisitsyn, E. V. Pestriakov, V. I. Trunov, Yu. L. Gusev, “Laser emission of F2- color center picosecond pulses in the range 1100–1250 nm,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 7, 396–399 (1981).

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable laser via F2+ and F2- color centers in the spectral region 880–1250 nm,” Appl. Phys. 14, 121–122 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Kozlov, V. A.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, V. A. Kozlov, T. Tsuboi, “Optical waveguide evanescent-field amplifiers,” J. Mod. Phys. B 12, 113–123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

Lisitsyn, V. N.

V. N. Lisitsyn, E. V. Pestriakov, V. I. Trunov, Yu. L. Gusev, “Laser emission of F2- color center picosecond pulses in the range 1100–1250 nm,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 7, 396–399 (1981).

Liu, Xiang

Luty, F.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Marennikov, S. I.

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable laser via F2+ and F2- color centers in the spectral region 880–1250 nm,” Appl. Phys. 14, 121–122 (1977).
[CrossRef]

McKinnie, I. T.

Moulton, P. F.

P. F. Moulton, “Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti:Al2O3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 125–133 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. F. Moulton, “Ti-doped sapphire: tunable solid-state laser,” Opt. News 8(6), 9 (November/December1982).

Muller, A.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Pestriakov, E. V.

V. N. Lisitsyn, E. V. Pestriakov, V. I. Trunov, Yu. L. Gusev, “Laser emission of F2- color center picosecond pulses in the range 1100–1250 nm,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 7, 396–399 (1981).

Petricevic, V.

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. B. Bykov, A. Delgado, R. R. Alfano, “Direct diode-pumped continuous-wave near-infrared tunable laser operation of Cr4+:forsterite and Cr4+:Ca2GeO4,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1171–1173 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Qian, Liejia

Rand, S. C.

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, “Room temperature laser action and Q-switching of F-aggregate color centers in LiF,” J. Phys. Coll. C7, Suppl. 10, 46, 479–482 (1985).

Shcherbakov, I. A.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

Studenikin, P. A.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

Sumida, D. S.

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, “Room temperature laser action and Q-switching of F-aggregate color centers in LiF,” J. Phys. Coll. C7, Suppl. 10, 46, 479–482 (1985).

Ter-Mikirtychev, V. V.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, V. A. Kozlov, T. Tsuboi, “Optical waveguide evanescent-field amplifiers,” J. Mod. Phys. B 12, 113–123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. M. Giffin, I. T. McKinnie, V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Tunable visible solid-state lasers based on second harmonic generation of LiF:F2- in KTP,” Opt. Lett. 23, 192–194 (1998).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, T. Tsuboi, “Stable room-temperature tunable color center lasers and passive Q-switchers,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 20, 219–268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Efficient room-temperature tunable color center lasers and passive Q-switchers based on LiF:F2- crystals,” Opt. Commun. 119, 109–112 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

Trunov, V. I.

V. N. Lisitsyn, E. V. Pestriakov, V. I. Trunov, Yu. L. Gusev, “Laser emission of F2- color center picosecond pulses in the range 1100–1250 nm,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 7, 396–399 (1981).

Tsuboi, T.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, V. A. Kozlov, T. Tsuboi, “Optical waveguide evanescent-field amplifiers,” J. Mod. Phys. B 12, 113–123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, T. Tsuboi, “Stable room-temperature tunable color center lasers and passive Q-switchers,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 20, 219–268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Vlasenko, O. A.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

Wandt, D.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wilk, S.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wise, Frank

Yamagishi, K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Yamaguchi, Y.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Zagumennyi, A. I.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

Zavartsev, Yu. D.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

Appl. Phys.

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable laser via F2+ and F2- color centers in the spectral region 880–1250 nm,” Appl. Phys. 14, 121–122 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, “Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040–1042 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Phys. B

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, V. A. Kozlov, T. Tsuboi, “Optical waveguide evanescent-field amplifiers,” J. Mod. Phys. B 12, 113–123 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. Coll. C7

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, “Room temperature laser action and Q-switching of F-aggregate color centers in LiF,” J. Phys. Coll. C7, Suppl. 10, 46, 479–482 (1985).

Opt. Commun.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, “Efficient room-temperature tunable color center lasers and passive Q-switchers based on LiF:F2- crystals,” Opt. Commun. 119, 109–112 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. News

P. F. Moulton, “Ti-doped sapphire: tunable solid-state laser,” Opt. News 8(6), 9 (November/December1982).

Prog. Quantum Electron.

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, T. Tsuboi, “Stable room-temperature tunable color center lasers and passive Q-switchers,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 20, 219–268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett.

V. N. Lisitsyn, E. V. Pestriakov, V. I. Trunov, Yu. L. Gusev, “Laser emission of F2- color center picosecond pulses in the range 1100–1250 nm,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 7, 396–399 (1981).

Other

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, O. A. Vlasenko, Yu. D. Zavartsev, A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Kozlov, P. A. Studenikin, I. A. Shcherbakov, “Passive Q-switching of a fiber-optic module-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser with LiF:F2- crystals,” in Solid-State Lasers and Nonlinear Laser Materials, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 141–143 (1995).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic experimental setup of the diode-pumped LiF:F2 - laser: LD, laser diode; L, lens; BP, birefringent plate; M1, M2, cavity mirrors; LiF:F2 -, color-center laser active element.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

LiF:F2 - narrow-band laser output pulse energy (tunable operation) at 1160-nm wavelength as a function of incident pulse energy.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Tuning curve of the diode-pumped LiF:F2 - laser.

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