Abstract

Efficient room-temperature operation of a Ho:YAG laser, intracavity pumped by a diode-bar-pumped Tm:YAG laser, is reported. At rod mount temperatures of 10 °C, for both the Tm:YAG and the Ho:YAG rods, we obtained 2.1 W of output at 2.097 µm from the Ho:YAG laser for 9.2 W of diode power incident upon the Tm:YAG rod.

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1998 (1)

C. Bollig, W. A. Clarkson, R. A. Hayward, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 154, 35 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1993 (2)

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, J. Alonis, and R. W. Wallace, Proc. SPIE 1865, 136 (1993).

1992 (1)

Alonis, J.

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, J. Alonis, and R. W. Wallace, Proc. SPIE 1865, 136 (1993).

Becker, T.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, and P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Bollig, C.

C. Bollig, W. A. Clarkson, R. A. Hayward, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 154, 35 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bruns, D. L.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

C. Bollig, W. A. Clarkson, R. A. Hayward, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 154, 35 (1998).
[CrossRef]

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 21, 375 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, in Optical Resonators:?Science and Engineering, Vol. 45 of NATO ASI Series (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1998), p. 327.
[CrossRef]

Clausen, R.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, and P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Duczynski, E. W.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, and P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Esterowitz, L.

Hale, C. P.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

C. Bollig, W. A. Clarkson, R. A. Hayward, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 154, 35 (1998).
[CrossRef]

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 21, 375 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, in Optical Resonators:?Science and Engineering, Vol. 45 of NATO ASI Series (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1998), p. 327.
[CrossRef]

Hannon, S. M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hayward, R. A.

C. Bollig, W. A. Clarkson, R. A. Hayward, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 154, 35 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, S. W.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, and P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Magee, J. R.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mitzscherlich, P.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, and P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Ré, S.

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, J. Alonis, and R. W. Wallace, Proc. SPIE 1865, 136 (1993).

Shannon, D. C.

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, J. Alonis, and R. W. Wallace, Proc. SPIE 1865, 136 (1993).

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 538.

Stoneman, R. C.

Suni, P. J. M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Vecht, D. L.

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, J. Alonis, and R. W. Wallace, Proc. SPIE 1865, 136 (1993).

Wallace, R. W.

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, J. Alonis, and R. W. Wallace, Proc. SPIE 1865, 136 (1993).

Yuen, E. H.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing (1)

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

C. Bollig, W. A. Clarkson, R. A. Hayward, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 154, 35 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, J. Alonis, and R. W. Wallace, Proc. SPIE 1865, 136 (1993).

Other (3)

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, in Optical Resonators:?Science and Engineering, Vol. 45 of NATO ASI Series (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1998), p. 327.
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 538.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, and P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Single Tm:YAG rod laser resonator design: HR, high reflector; Rc, radius of curvature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intracavity-pumped Ho:YAG laser resonator design. Both rods share a water-cooled heat sink.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power at 2.1 µm versus the diode-bar pump power that was incident upon the rod.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power at 2.1 µm versus rod mount temperature.

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