Abstract

We have operated an (F2+)H color-center laser in NaCl:OH using a 1.06-μm pump laser with a collinear auxiliary beam at 0.53 μm. The auxiliary beam is produced by frequency doubling a small fraction of the pump beam instead of using an arc lamp, as was previously reported. With a grating tuner, the laser tuned from 1.47 to 1.87 μm and produced up to 760 mW of output power. In single-frequency operation, powers up to 460 mW with a linewidth <2 MHz were achievable. The laser also produced 480 mW of power in cw mode-locked operation with transform-limited pulses as short as 5 psec.

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1986 (1)

1979 (2)

L. F. Mollenauer, D. M. Bloom, Opt. Lett. 4, 427 (1979).
[CrossRef]

K. R. German, Opt. Lett. 4, 68 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bloom, D. M.

L. F. Mollenauer, D. M. Bloom, Opt. Lett. 4, 427 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Gellerman, W.

D. Wandt, W. Gellerman, F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

D. Wandt, W. Gellerman, Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Georgiou, E.

J. F. Pinto, E. Georgiou, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 11, 519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Georgiou, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, Phys. Rev. B (to be published).

German, K. R.

Luty, F.

D. Wandt, W. Gellerman, F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

Mollenauer, L. F.

L. F. Mollenauer, D. M. Bloom, Opt. Lett. 4, 427 (1979).
[CrossRef]

L. F. Mollenauer, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733 (personal communication).

Pinto, J. F.

J. F. Pinto, E. Georgiou, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 11, 519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Georgiou, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, Phys. Rev. B (to be published).

Pollock, C. R.

J. F. Pinto, E. Georgiou, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 11, 519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Georgiou, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, Phys. Rev. B (to be published).

Wandt, D.

D. Wandt, W. Gellerman, F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

D. Wandt, W. Gellerman, Opt. Commun. (to be published).

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Other (4)

D. Wandt, W. Gellerman, F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

D. Wandt, W. Gellerman, Opt. Commun. (to be published).

E. Georgiou, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, Phys. Rev. B (to be published).

L. F. Mollenauer, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733 (personal communication).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Tuning curve of the NaCl:OH crystal for 7 W of 1.06-μm pump power, 2 mW of 0.53-μm auxiliary power, and 22% output coupling. Square symbols, multimode power; triangular symbols, single-frequency power.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning curve of the NaCl:OH crystal for 7 W of 1.06-μm pump power, 2 mW of 0.53-μm auxiliary power, and 5% output coupling. Square symbols, multimode power; triangular symbols, single-frequency power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Tuning curve of the mode-locked laser for 5 W of 1.06-μm pump power and 200 mW of 0.53-μm auxiliary power.

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