Abstract

A normal-mode, pulsed Co:MgF2 laser has been operated at room temperature for the first time to our knowledge. Continuous tuning from 1750 to 2500 nm with pulse energies up to 70 mJ and 46% slope efficiency was obtained with a 1338-nm Nd:YAG pump laser.

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P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1582 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1982

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1185 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1969

R. A. Kashnow, K. A. McCarthy, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 30, 813 (1969).
[CrossRef]

1964

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

1963

W. G. Wagner, B. A. Lengyel, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2040 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

N. P. Barnes, Nasa Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. 23665, and T. M. Pollack, Sanders Associates, Nashua, N.H. 03061 (personal communication).

Dietz, R. E.

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Guggenheim, H. J.

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Harrison, J.

J. Harrison, D. Welford, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc., 45 Winthrop Street, Concord, Massachusetts 01742 (unpublished data).

Johnson, L. F.

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Kashnow, R. A.

R. A. Kashnow, K. A. McCarthy, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 30, 813 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Knights, M. G.

M. G. Knights, P. F. Moulton, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper THM2.

Lengyel, B. A.

W. G. Wagner, B. A. Lengyel, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2040 (1963).
[CrossRef]

McCarthy, K. A.

R. A. Kashnow, K. A. McCarthy, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 30, 813 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Moulton, P. F.

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1582 (1985).
[CrossRef]

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1185 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. G. Knights, P. F. Moulton, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper THM2.

Wagner, W. G.

W. G. Wagner, B. A. Lengyel, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2040 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Welford, D.

J. Harrison, D. Welford, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc., 45 Winthrop Street, Concord, Massachusetts 01742 (unpublished data).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1582 (1985).
[CrossRef]

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1185 (1982).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

W. G. Wagner, B. A. Lengyel, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2040 (1963).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. Solids

R. A. Kashnow, K. A. McCarthy, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 30, 813 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. Harrison, D. Welford, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc., 45 Winthrop Street, Concord, Massachusetts 01742 (unpublished data).

N. P. Barnes, Nasa Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. 23665, and T. M. Pollack, Sanders Associates, Nashua, N.H. 03061 (personal communication).

M. G. Knights, P. F. Moulton, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper THM2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Co:MgF2 laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Input–output data from untuned normal-mode Co:MgF2 laser at 299 K as a function the pump-pulse of duration. The upper-state lifetime is 36.5 μsec.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) 211-mJ pump-pulse profile. (b) 10× threshold Co:MgF2 laser pulse at 2.1 μm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tuning curves (using three mirror sets with nominal 2% output coupling) at 299 K for normal-mode operation of the Co:MgF2 laser at an absorbed pump-pulse energy of 211 mJ

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