Abstract

After a general discussion of the merits of glass vs. crystals as host materials for laser ions, a summary is given of the various glass lasers. Because of its importance as an efficient, room temperature laser the properties of neodymium are considered in greater detail. This includes the nonlaser properties of Nd3+ in glass, the spectral and temporal emission characteristics of Nd3+ lasers, and Nd3+ laser configurations.

Separate sections deal with the other two room temperature lasers which use Yb3+ or Er3+. The problem of thermal stability of laser cavities is also discussed. Finally, a survey is given of the glasses that are useful as Faraday rotators.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Spectroscopic, optical, and thermomechanical properties of neodymium- and chromium-doped gadolinium scandium gallium garnet

W. F. Krupke, M. D. Shinn, J. E. Marion, J. A. Caird, and S. E. Stokowski
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(1) 102-114 (1986)

Properties of Neodymium Laser Materials

J. Ronald Thornton, William D. Fountain, Graham W. Flint, and Thomas G. Crow
Appl. Opt. 8(6) 1087-1102 (1969)

Laser Properties of Nd+3 and Ho+3 Doped Crystals with the Apatite Structure

K. B. Steinbruegge, T. Henningsen, R. H. Hopkins, R. Mazelsky, N. T. Melamed, E. P. Riedel, and G. W. Roland
Appl. Opt. 11(5) 999-1012 (1972)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (14)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription