Abstract

Cw room-temperature upconversion laser operation is reported in Pr:YLF at 640 and 607 nm. An intracavity-pumping scheme that uses a Yb:YAG laser operating at 1030 nm to pump the weak 3H41G4 ground-state transition of Pr:YLF is used to populate the intermediate metastable level. An excited-state absorption at 867 nm is then used to populate the 3P0 and 3P1 upper states. An average output power of 3.5 mW was obtained at 607 nm, with a combined input pump power of 2.5 W.

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1994 (1)

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

D. C. Nguen, G. E. Faulkner, M. E. Weber, M. Dulick, Proc. SPIE 1223, 54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Chai, B. H. T.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 357.

Danger, T.

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 357.

Dulick, M.

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[CrossRef]

Faulkner, G. E.

D. C. Nguen, G. E. Faulkner, M. E. Weber, M. Dulick, Proc. SPIE 1223, 54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Gabbe, D.

D. S. Knowles, Z. Zhang, D. Gabbe, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1118 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Gosnell, T. R.

Heine, F.

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 550.

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 357.

Huber, G.

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 550.

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 357.

Jenssen, H. P.

D. S. Knowles, Z. Zhang, D. Gabbe, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1118 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, L. F.

R. J. Thrash, L. F. Johnson, in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 6 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 17.

Knowles, D. S.

D. S. Knowles, Z. Zhang, D. Gabbe, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1118 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Krupke, W. F.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

Nguen, D. C.

D. C. Nguen, G. E. Faulkner, M. E. Weber, M. Dulick, Proc. SPIE 1223, 54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Page, R. H.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

Payne, S. A.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

Sandrock, T.

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 550.

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 357.

Schaffers, K. I.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

Schweizer, T.

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Tassano, J. B.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

Thrash, R. J.

R. J. Thrash, L. F. Johnson, in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 6 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 17.

Weber, M. E.

D. C. Nguen, G. E. Faulkner, M. E. Weber, M. Dulick, Proc. SPIE 1223, 54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wilke, G. D.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

Xie, P.

Zhang, Z.

D. S. Knowles, Z. Zhang, D. Gabbe, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1118 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron (1)

D. S. Knowles, Z. Zhang, D. Gabbe, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1118 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. C. Nguen, G. E. Faulkner, M. E. Weber, M. Dulick, Proc. SPIE 1223, 54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

R. J. Thrash, L. F. Johnson, in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 6 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 17.

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 357.

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 550.

R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Energy-level diagram of Pr:YLF showing the GSA, ESA, and laser transitions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

ESA spectral profile as monitored by the 607-nm fluorescence.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of the Yb:YAG/Pr:YLF Z resonator.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Input–output characteristics of the 640 nm laser at selected 942-nm pump power levels.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Input–output characteristics of the 607-nm laser at selected 942-nm pump power levels.

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