Abstract

Tunable, room temperature pulsed laser operation of a chromium-doped forsterite laser for 1064-nm pumping is reported. Using different sets of mirrors and a single birefringent plate as the intracavity wavelength selecting element, tunability over the 1167–1345-nm spectral range has been demonstrated.

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  1. For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
    [CrossRef]
  2. P. F. Moulton, “Spectroscopic and Laser Characteristics of Ti:Al2O3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 125–133 (1986).
    [CrossRef]
  3. 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 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  4. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “A New Tunable Solid-State Laser,” Photonics Spectra 22(3), 95 (1988).
  5. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, K. Moriya, “Room Temperature Vibronic Laser Action in Cr3+:Mg2SiO4,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’87, F. J. Duarte Ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1988), p. 423.
  6. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Laser Action in Chromium-Activated Forsterite for Near Infrared Excitation,” Appl. Opt. 27, 4162–4163 (1988).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Continuous-Wave Laser Operation of Chromium-Doped Forsterite,” Opt. Lett.14, June1 (1989), to be published.
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. J. Gowar, Optical Communication Systems (Prentice-Hall, London, 1984), pp. 48–53.

1988 (4)

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “A New Tunable Solid-State Laser,” Photonics Spectra 22(3), 95 (1988).

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Laser Action in Chromium-Activated Forsterite for Near Infrared Excitation,” Appl. Opt. 27, 4162–4163 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

Alfano, R. R.

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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “A New Tunable Solid-State Laser,” Photonics Spectra 22(3), 95 (1988).

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Laser Action in Chromium-Activated Forsterite for Near Infrared Excitation,” Appl. Opt. 27, 4162–4163 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Continuous-Wave Laser Operation of Chromium-Doped Forsterite,” Opt. Lett.14, June1 (1989), to be published.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, K. Moriya, “Room Temperature Vibronic Laser Action in Cr3+:Mg2SiO4,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’87, F. J. Duarte Ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1988), p. 423.

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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Caird, J. A.

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Chase, L. L.

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Gayen, S. K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Laser Action in Chromium-Activated Forsterite for Near Infrared Excitation,” Appl. Opt. 27, 4162–4163 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “A New Tunable Solid-State Laser,” Photonics Spectra 22(3), 95 (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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, K. Moriya, “Room Temperature Vibronic Laser Action in Cr3+:Mg2SiO4,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’87, F. J. Duarte Ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1988), p. 423.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Continuous-Wave Laser Operation of Chromium-Doped Forsterite,” Opt. Lett.14, June1 (1989), to be published.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gowar, J.

J. Gowar, Optical Communication Systems (Prentice-Hall, London, 1984), pp. 48–53.

Krupke, W. F.

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Moriya, K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, K. Moriya, “Room Temperature Vibronic Laser Action in Cr3+:Mg2SiO4,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’87, F. J. Duarte Ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1988), p. 423.

Moulton, P. F.

Payne, S. A.

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Petricevic, V.

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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “A New Tunable Solid-State Laser,” Photonics Spectra 22(3), 95 (1988).

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Laser Action in Chromium-Activated Forsterite for Near Infrared Excitation,” Appl. Opt. 27, 4162–4163 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Continuous-Wave Laser Operation of Chromium-Doped Forsterite,” Opt. Lett.14, June1 (1989), to be published.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, K. Moriya, “Room Temperature Vibronic Laser Action in Cr3+:Mg2SiO4,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’87, F. J. Duarte Ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1988), p. 423.

Ramponi, A. J.

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Staver, P. R.

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, K. Moriya, “Room Temperature Vibronic Laser Action in Cr3+:Mg2SiO4,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’87, F. J. Duarte Ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1988), p. 423.

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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

For a list of tunable solid state lasers see J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staver, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, W. F. Krupke, “Quantum Electronic Properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1077 (1988) and references therein.
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Photonics Spectra (1)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “A New Tunable Solid-State Laser,” Photonics Spectra 22(3), 95 (1988).

Other (3)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, K. Moriya, “Room Temperature Vibronic Laser Action in Cr3+:Mg2SiO4,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’87, F. J. Duarte Ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1988), p. 423.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, “Continuous-Wave Laser Operation of Chromium-Doped Forsterite,” Opt. Lett.14, June1 (1989), to be published.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Gowar, Optical Communication Systems (Prentice-Hall, London, 1984), pp. 48–53.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental arrangement used for wavelength tuning the Cr:forsterite laser: F1 = 1064-nm transmitting, visible blocking filter; F2 = pump beam blocking, laser output transmitting filter; L = focusing lens, M1 = back mirror; M2 = output mirror; S = sample; T = birefringent plate tuning element; M = monochromator; and D = detector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Ratio of Cr:forsterite laser output (EL) to the absorbed pump energy (Ep) as a function of wavelength. The curve in the center was taken with output coupler A, the one to the left with output coupler B, and the curve to the right with a set of mirrors coated for the 1275–1375-nm range. The transmission characteristics of the mirrors and output couplers are described in the text.

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