Abstract

An oscillator–amplifier system has been constructed using (F2+)A centers in KCl:Li crystals and a 1.41-μm laser pump generated by Raman shifting a 1.06-μm Nd:YAG line in liquid nitrogen. Output energies of 2.3 mJ and peak powers exceeding 0.4 MW were achieved. The system was tuned continuously over the 2.0–2.4-μm spectral wavelength range.

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1983 (2)

I. Schneider, C. R. Pollock, J. Appl. Phys. 54, 6193 (1983).
[CrossRef]

I. Schneider, S. C. Moss, Opt. Lett. 8, 7 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1982 (1)

C. Pollock, D. Jennings, Appl. Phys. B 28, 308 (1982).

1980 (2)

1979 (1)

1976 (1)

P. Labudde, W. Seka, H. P. Weber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 732 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, G. Neumann, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 881 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

K. V. Galoyan, K. U. Kahchatryan, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 4, 260 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1970 (2)

L. Allen, G. I. Peters, Phys. Lett. A 31, 95 (1970).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Allen, L.

L. Allen, G. I. Peters, Phys. Lett. A 31, 95 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Bernhardt, A. F.

A. F. Bernhardt, A. G. Jacobson, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1983), paper WS 4, p. 142.

Capelle, G.

Galoyan, K. V.

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[CrossRef]

Ganiel, U.

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, G. Neumann, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 881 (1975).
[CrossRef]

German, K. R.

K. R. German, T. W. Karras, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers '79 (STS, McLean, Va., 1979), p. 374.

Hardy, A.

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, G. Neumann, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 881 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Jacobson, A. G.

A. F. Bernhardt, A. G. Jacobson, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1983), paper WS 4, p. 142.

Jennings, D.

C. Pollock, D. Jennings, Appl. Phys. B 28, 308 (1982).

Kahchatryan, K. U.

K. V. Galoyan, K. U. Kahchatryan, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 4, 260 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Karras, T. W.

K. R. German, T. W. Karras, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers '79 (STS, McLean, Va., 1979), p. 374.

Labudde, P.

P. Labudde, W. Seka, H. P. Weber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 732 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Marquardt, C. L.

Marrone, M. J.

Moss, S. C.

Neumann, G.

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, G. Neumann, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 881 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Peters, G. I.

L. Allen, G. I. Peters, Phys. Lett. A 31, 95 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, D.

Pollock, C.

C. Pollock, D. Jennings, Appl. Phys. B 28, 308 (1982).

Pollock, C. R.

I. Schneider, C. R. Pollock, J. Appl. Phys. 54, 6193 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Schneider, I.

Seka, W.

P. Labudde, W. Seka, H. P. Weber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 732 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Treves, D.

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, G. Neumann, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 881 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Weber, H. P.

P. Labudde, W. Seka, H. P. Weber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 732 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

C. Pollock, D. Jennings, Appl. Phys. B 28, 308 (1982).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. Labudde, W. Seka, H. P. Weber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 732 (1976).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, G. Neumann, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 881 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

I. Schneider, C. R. Pollock, J. Appl. Phys. 54, 6193 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Lett. A (1)

L. Allen, G. I. Peters, Phys. Lett. A 31, 95 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. V. Galoyan, K. U. Kahchatryan, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 4, 260 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

A. F. Bernhardt, A. G. Jacobson, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1983), paper WS 4, p. 142.

K. R. German, T. W. Karras, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers '79 (STS, McLean, Va., 1979), p. 374.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Expanded view of the KCl:Li crystal on its cold finger, (b) Schematic representation of the pump and color-center oscillator–amplifier configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning curves of the pulsed lithium (F2+)A -center laser in KCl with the amplifier crystal pumped (circles) and unpumped (triangles).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of the oscillator–amplifier (F2+)A -center laser versus pump power to the amplifier.

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