Abstract

We report an upconversion laser that is pumped by two colors—one red and one near infrared—and emits in the blue-green region.

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  1. T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Diode Laser-Pumped Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 895–912 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  2. L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, “Infrared-Pumped Visible Laser,” 19, 44–47 (1971).
  3. A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, R. M. MacFarlane, “Green Infrared Pumped Erbium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1977–1979 (1987).
    [CrossRef]
  4. R. M. MacFarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, “Violet cw Neodymium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300–1302 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  5. S. A. Pollack, D. B. Chang, M. Birnbaum, “Three-Fold Upconversion Laser at 0.85, 1.23, and 1.73 μm in Er:YLF Pumped with a 1.53-μm Er:Glass Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 869–871 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  6. H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
    [CrossRef]
  7. J. W. Bear, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, “XeF Pumped Tm:YLF: an Excimer Excited Storage Laser,” in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Excimer Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1979), paper ThA1.

1989 (1)

S. A. Pollack, D. B. Chang, M. Birnbaum, “Three-Fold Upconversion Laser at 0.85, 1.23, and 1.73 μm in Er:YLF Pumped with a 1.53-μm Er:Glass Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 869–871 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Diode Laser-Pumped Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 895–912 (1988).
[CrossRef]

R. M. MacFarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, “Violet cw Neodymium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300–1302 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, R. M. MacFarlane, “Green Infrared Pumped Erbium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1977–1979 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, “Infrared-Pumped Visible Laser,” 19, 44–47 (1971).

Bear, J. W.

J. W. Bear, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, “XeF Pumped Tm:YLF: an Excimer Excited Storage Laser,” in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Excimer Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1979), paper ThA1.

Birnbaum, M.

S. A. Pollack, D. B. Chang, M. Birnbaum, “Three-Fold Upconversion Laser at 0.85, 1.23, and 1.73 μm in Er:YLF Pumped with a 1.53-μm Er:Glass Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 869–871 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Diode Laser-Pumped Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 895–912 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Chang, D. B.

S. A. Pollack, D. B. Chang, M. Birnbaum, “Three-Fold Upconversion Laser at 0.85, 1.23, and 1.73 μm in Er:YLF Pumped with a 1.53-μm Er:Glass Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 869–871 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

J. W. Bear, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, “XeF Pumped Tm:YLF: an Excimer Excited Storage Laser,” in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Excimer Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1979), paper ThA1.

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Diode Laser-Pumped Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 895–912 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Guggenheim, H. J.

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, “Infrared-Pumped Visible Laser,” 19, 44–47 (1971).

Jenssen, H. P.

H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Bear, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, “XeF Pumped Tm:YLF: an Excimer Excited Storage Laser,” in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Excimer Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1979), paper ThA1.

Johnson, L. F.

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, “Infrared-Pumped Visible Laser,” 19, 44–47 (1971).

Knights, M. G.

J. W. Bear, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, “XeF Pumped Tm:YLF: an Excimer Excited Storage Laser,” in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Excimer Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1979), paper ThA1.

Leavitt, R. P.

H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Lenth, W.

R. M. MacFarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, “Violet cw Neodymium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300–1302 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, R. M. MacFarlane, “Green Infrared Pumped Erbium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1977–1979 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Linz, A.

H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
[CrossRef]

MacFarlane, R. M.

R. M. MacFarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, “Violet cw Neodymium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300–1302 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, R. M. MacFarlane, “Green Infrared Pumped Erbium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1977–1979 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Morrison, C. A.

H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Pollack, S. A.

S. A. Pollack, D. B. Chang, M. Birnbaum, “Three-Fold Upconversion Laser at 0.85, 1.23, and 1.73 μm in Er:YLF Pumped with a 1.53-μm Er:Glass Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 869–871 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Silversmith, A. J.

R. M. MacFarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, “Violet cw Neodymium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300–1302 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, R. M. MacFarlane, “Green Infrared Pumped Erbium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1977–1979 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Tong, F.

R. M. MacFarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, “Violet cw Neodymium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300–1302 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wortman, D. E.

H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, R. M. MacFarlane, “Green Infrared Pumped Erbium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1977–1979 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. M. MacFarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, “Violet cw Neodymium Upconversion Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300–1302 (1988).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Pollack, D. B. Chang, M. Birnbaum, “Three-Fold Upconversion Laser at 0.85, 1.23, and 1.73 μm in Er:YLF Pumped with a 1.53-μm Er:Glass Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 869–871 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Diode Laser-Pumped Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 895–912 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Infrared-Pumped Visible Laser (1)

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, “Infrared-Pumped Visible Laser,” 19, 44–47 (1971).

Phys. Rev. B (1)

H. P. Jenssen, A. Linz, R. P. Leavitt, C. A. Morrison, D. E. Wortman, “Analysis of the Optical Spectrum of Tm3+ in LiYF4,” Phys. Rev. B 11, 92–101 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

J. W. Bear, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, “XeF Pumped Tm:YLF: an Excimer Excited Storage Laser,” in Technical Digest, Topical Meeting on Excimer Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1979), paper ThA1.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Upconversion Tm3+:YLF laser resonator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Upconversion excitation and fluorescence pathways of Tm3+:YLF.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Tm3+:YLF laser power dependence.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fluorescence spectra of Tm3+:YLF at 75 K and room temperature.

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