Abstract

Diode-end-pumped continuous-wave and acousto-optics Q-switched Tm:LiLuF4 slab lasers were demonstrated. The a-cut Tm:LiLuF4 slab with doping concentrations of 2 at.% was pumped by fast-axis collimated laser diodes at room temperature. The maximum continuous-wave output power of 10.4 W was obtained while the absorbed pump power was 31.6 W and the cavity length was 30 mm. For Q-switched operation, we got the maximum pulse energy of 8 mJ with pulse width of 315.2 ns at 1 KHz pulse repetition frequency.

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2009 (2)

M. Schellhorn, S. Ngcobo, and C. Bollig, “High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 94, 195–198 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, “High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 109–112 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (2)

S. S. Cai, J. Kong, B. Wu, Y. H. Shen, G. J. Zhao, Y. H. Zong, and J. Xu, “Room-temperature cw and pulsed operation of a diode-end-pumped Tm:YAP laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 90, 133–136 (2008).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

2006 (4)

J. Yu, B. C. Trieu, E. A. Modlin, U. N. Singh, M. J. Kavaya, S. Chen, Y. Bai, and P. J. Petzar, “1 J/pulse Q-switched 2 µm solid-state laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 462–464 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

T. Thevar and N. P. Barnes, “Diode-pumped, continuous-wave Tm:YAlO3 laser,” Appl. Opt. 45, 3352–3355 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, “A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers,” Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389–393 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Yu, and U. N. Singh, “Spectroscopy and modeling of solid state lanthanide lasers: Application to trivalent Tm3+ and ho3+ in YLiF4 and LuliF4,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 3255–3771(2004).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

T. J. Carrig, A. K. Hankla, G. J. Wagner, C. B. Rawle, and I. T.M. Kinnie, “Tunable infrared laser sources for DIAL,” Laser Radar Technol. Appl. VII Proc. SPIE,  4723, 147(2002).

2000 (2)

K. S. Lai, P. B. Phua, R. F Wu, Y. L. Lim, S. W. Ernest Lau, B. T. Toh, A. Toh, and Chng, “120-W continuous-wave diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1591–1593 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

C. Li, D. Shen, J. Song, N. S. Kim, and K.-i. Ueda, “Theretical and experimental investigations of diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser in active mirror configuration,” Opt. Rev. 6, 439–442 (1999).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

I. F. Elder and M. J. P. Payne, “Lasing in diode-pumped Tm:YAP, Tm, Ho:YAP and Tm, Ho:YLF,” Opt. Commun. 145, 329–339(1998).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

1991 (2)

B. T. McGuckin, R. T. Menzies, and H. Hemmati, “Efficient energy extraction from a diode-pumped Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2926–2928(1991).
[Crossref]

P. J. M. Suni and S. W. Henderson, “1-mJ/pulse Tm:YAG laser pumped by a 3-W diode laser,” Opt. Lett. 16, 817–819 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bai, Y.

Barnes, N. P.

T. Thevar and N. P. Barnes, “Diode-pumped, continuous-wave Tm:YAlO3 laser,” Appl. Opt. 45, 3352–3355 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Yu, and U. N. Singh, “Spectroscopy and modeling of solid state lanthanide lasers: Application to trivalent Tm3+ and ho3+ in YLiF4 and LuliF4,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 3255–3771(2004).
[Crossref]

Betterton, J. G.

S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, “A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers,” Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389–393 (2006).
[Crossref]

Bollig, C.

M. Schellhorn, S. Ngcobo, and C. Bollig, “High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 94, 195–198 (2009).
[Crossref]

Budni, P. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

Cai, S. S.

S. S. Cai, J. Kong, B. Wu, Y. H. Shen, G. J. Zhao, Y. H. Zong, and J. Xu, “Room-temperature cw and pulsed operation of a diode-end-pumped Tm:YAP laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 90, 133–136 (2008).
[Crossref]

Carrig, T. J.

T. J. Carrig, A. K. Hankla, G. J. Wagner, C. B. Rawle, and I. T.M. Kinnie, “Tunable infrared laser sources for DIAL,” Laser Radar Technol. Appl. VII Proc. SPIE,  4723, 147(2002).

Chen, S.

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

Chng,

Cinta, P.

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

Clarkson, W. A.

S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, “A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers,” Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389–393 (2006).
[Crossref]

Coluccelli, N.

Cornacchia, F.

Elder, I. F.

I. F. Elder and M. J. P. Payne, “Lasing in diode-pumped Tm:YAP, Tm, Ho:YAP and Tm, Ho:YLF,” Opt. Commun. 145, 329–339(1998).
[Crossref]

Ernest Lau, S. W.

Esterowitz, L.

Feng, X.

Francesc, D.

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

Galzerano, G.

Gorajek, L.

J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, “High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 109–112 (2009).
[Crossref]

Gorton, E. K.

S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, “A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers,” Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389–393 (2006).
[Crossref]

Gregorio, V.

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

Gwin, D.

A. C. Sullivan, G. J. Wagner, D. Gwin, R. C. Stoneman, and A. I. R. Malm, “High power Q-switched Tm:YAlO3 lasers,” OSA/ASSP, WA7 (2004).

Hankla, A. K.

T. J. Carrig, A. K. Hankla, G. J. Wagner, C. B. Rawle, and I. T.M. Kinnie, “Tunable infrared laser sources for DIAL,” Laser Radar Technol. Appl. VII Proc. SPIE,  4723, 147(2002).

Hemmati, H.

B. T. McGuckin, R. T. Menzies, and H. Hemmati, “Efficient energy extraction from a diode-pumped Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2926–2928(1991).
[Crossref]

Henderson, S. W.

Jabczynski, J. K.

J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, “High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 109–112 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jeltnkovd, H.

J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, “High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 109–112 (2009).
[Crossref]

Junhai, L.

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

Kavaya, M. J.

Kim, N. S.

C. Li, D. Shen, J. Song, N. S. Kim, and K.-i. Ueda, “Theretical and experimental investigations of diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser in active mirror configuration,” Opt. Rev. 6, 439–442 (1999).
[Crossref]

Kinnie, I. T.M.

T. J. Carrig, A. K. Hankla, G. J. Wagner, C. B. Rawle, and I. T.M. Kinnie, “Tunable infrared laser sources for DIAL,” Laser Radar Technol. Appl. VII Proc. SPIE,  4723, 147(2002).

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-state laser engineering (Springer, Berlin, 1999) Chap.2.

Kong, J.

S. S. Cai, J. Kong, B. Wu, Y. H. Shen, G. J. Zhao, Y. H. Zong, and J. Xu, “Room-temperature cw and pulsed operation of a diode-end-pumped Tm:YAP laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 90, 133–136 (2008).
[Crossref]

Kwiatkowski, J.

J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, “High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 109–112 (2009).
[Crossref]

Lai, K. S.

Laporta, P.

Lemons, M. L.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

Li, C.

C. Li, D. Shen, J. Song, N. S. Kim, and K.-i. Ueda, “Theretical and experimental investigations of diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser in active mirror configuration,” Opt. Rev. 6, 439–442 (1999).
[Crossref]

Li, L.-J.

Lim, Y. L.

Liu, X.

Mackenzie, J. I.

S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, “A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers,” Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389–393 (2006).
[Crossref]

Magdalena, A.

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

Malm, A. I. R.

A. C. Sullivan, G. J. Wagner, D. Gwin, R. C. Stoneman, and A. I. R. Malm, “High power Q-switched Tm:YAlO3 lasers,” OSA/ASSP, WA7 (2004).

McGuckin, B. T.

B. T. McGuckin, R. T. Menzies, and H. Hemmati, “Efficient energy extraction from a diode-pumped Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2926–2928(1991).
[Crossref]

Menzies, R. T.

B. T. McGuckin, R. T. Menzies, and H. Hemmati, “Efficient energy extraction from a diode-pumped Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2926–2928(1991).
[Crossref]

Miguel, G.

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

Miller, C. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

Modlin, E. A.

Mosto, J. R.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

Nemec, M.

J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, “High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 109–112 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ngcobo, S.

M. Schellhorn, S. Ngcobo, and C. Bollig, “High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 94, 195–198 (2009).
[Crossref]

Parisi, D.

Payne, M. J. P.

I. F. Elder and M. J. P. Payne, “Lasing in diode-pumped Tm:YAP, Tm, Ho:YAP and Tm, Ho:YLF,” Opt. Commun. 145, 329–339(1998).
[Crossref]

Petros, M.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Yu, and U. N. Singh, “Spectroscopy and modeling of solid state lanthanide lasers: Application to trivalent Tm3+ and ho3+ in YLiF4 and LuliF4,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 3255–3771(2004).
[Crossref]

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, “Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser,” SPIE 6216, 162–171(2006).

Petzar, P. J.

Phua, P. B.

Pinto, J. F.

Pomeranz, L. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

Rawle, C. B.

T. J. Carrig, A. K. Hankla, G. J. Wagner, C. B. Rawle, and I. T.M. Kinnie, “Tunable infrared laser sources for DIAL,” Laser Radar Technol. Appl. VII Proc. SPIE,  4723, 147(2002).

Rosenblatt, G. H.

Schellhorn, M.

M. Schellhorn, S. Ngcobo, and C. Bollig, “High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 94, 195–198 (2009).
[Crossref]

Shen, D.

C. Li, D. Shen, J. Song, N. S. Kim, and K.-i. Ueda, “Theretical and experimental investigations of diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser in active mirror configuration,” Opt. Rev. 6, 439–442 (1999).
[Crossref]

Shen, Y. H.

S. S. Cai, J. Kong, B. Wu, Y. H. Shen, G. J. Zhao, Y. H. Zong, and J. Xu, “Room-temperature cw and pulsed operation of a diode-end-pumped Tm:YAP laser,” Appl. Phys. B. 90, 133–136 (2008).
[Crossref]

Shepherd, D. P.

S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, “A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers,” Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389–393 (2006).
[Crossref]

Singh, U. N.

J. Yu, B. C. Trieu, E. A. Modlin, U. N. Singh, M. J. Kavaya, S. Chen, Y. Bai, and P. J. Petzar, “1 J/pulse Q-switched 2 µm solid-state laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 462–464 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Yu, and U. N. Singh, “Spectroscopy and modeling of solid state lanthanide lasers: Application to trivalent Tm3+ and ho3+ in YLiF4 and LuliF4,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 3255–3771(2004).
[Crossref]

So, S.

S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, “A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers,” Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389–393 (2006).
[Crossref]

Song, J.

C. Li, D. Shen, J. Song, N. S. Kim, and K.-i. Ueda, “Theretical and experimental investigations of diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser in active mirror configuration,” Opt. Rev. 6, 439–442 (1999).
[Crossref]

Stoneman, R. C.

A. C. Sullivan, G. J. Wagner, D. Gwin, R. C. Stoneman, and A. I. R. Malm, “High power Q-switched Tm:YAlO3 lasers,” OSA/ASSP, WA7 (2004).

Sulc, J.

J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, “High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 109–112 (2009).
[Crossref]

Sullivan, A. C.

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Figures (9)

Fig .1.
Fig .1.

Unpolarized absorption spectrum of the 2 at.% and a-cut Tm:LiuiF4 crystal at room temperature

Fig .2.
Fig .2.

Unpolarized fluorescence spectrum of the 2 at.% and a-cut Tm:LiuiF4 crystal at room temperature

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Fig. 3.

Experimental setup of diode-end-pumped Tm: LuLiF4 lasers

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Fig. 4.

Absorption efficiency of the 2 at.% and a-cut Tm:LiuiF4 crystal pumped by fast-axis collimated laser diodes at room temperature

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Fig. 5.

Continuous-wave output power versus absorbed pump power with different reflectivity of output coupler and radius of curvature

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Laser spectrum of Tm:LuLiF4 at 2 at.%

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Output power versus absorbed pump power with 1, 5, 10 and 50 KHz repetition frequency

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Pulse width and energy/pulse at different repetition frequency with absorbed pump power of 31.6 W

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Fig. 9.

Q-switched pulse with a FWHM of 315.2 ns at a repetition frequency of 1 kHz and absorbed pump power of 31.6 W

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Table 1. Properties of the a-cut Tm: LiLuF4 crystal used in the laser experiments

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