Abstract

Diode-pumped laser oscillation was achieved in Nd:MgO:LiNbO3. The absorbed pump power thresholds were as low as 1.9 mW for the high-gain or π polarization and 8 mW for the low-gain polarization. A cw output power of 2 mW was obtained for the π polarization at λ = 1.085 μm for 9 mW of absorbed pump power. A slope efficiency of 37% was achieved. The diode-pumped Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 lasers operated for extended periods of time without exhibiting any reduction in output power.

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A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 262 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (3)

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3 (13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 140 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (3)

1978 (1)

A. M. Glass, Opt. Eng. 17, 470 (1978).

1975 (1)

I. P. Kaminow, L. W. Stultz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 306 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Cordova-Plaza, A.

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 262 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3 (13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 140 (1986).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), P103 (1986).

Digonnet, M. J. F.

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 262 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3 (13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 140 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. J. F. Digonnet, C. J. Gaeta, Appl. Opt. 24, 333 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dixon, G. J.

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 140 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Gaeta, C. J.

Glass, A. M.

A. M. Glass, Opt. Eng. 17, 470 (1978).

Jian, J.

G. Zhong, J. Jian, Z. Wu, in Proceedings of the 11th International Quantum Electronics Conference (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1980), p. 631; D. A. Bryan, R. Gerson, H. E. Tomaschke, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 847 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Kaminow, I. P.

I. P. Kaminow, L. W. Stultz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 306 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Kane, T. J.

Shaw, H. J.

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 262 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3 (13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), P103 (1986).

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 140 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Stultz, L. W.

I. P. Kaminow, L. W. Stultz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 306 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Z.

G. Zhong, J. Jian, Z. Wu, in Proceedings of the 11th International Quantum Electronics Conference (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1980), p. 631; D. A. Bryan, R. Gerson, H. E. Tomaschke, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 847 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Zhong, G.

G. Zhong, J. Jian, Z. Wu, in Proceedings of the 11th International Quantum Electronics Conference (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1980), p. 631; D. A. Bryan, R. Gerson, H. E. Tomaschke, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 847 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, B.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 262 (1987).
[CrossRef]

I. P. Kaminow, L. W. Stultz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 306 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, R. L. Byer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(13), P103 (1986).

A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, H. J. Shaw, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3 (13), P103 (1986).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Eng. (1)

A. M. Glass, Opt. Eng. 17, 470 (1978).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

G. Zhong, J. Jian, Z. Wu, in Proceedings of the 11th International Quantum Electronics Conference (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1980), p. 631; D. A. Bryan, R. Gerson, H. E. Tomaschke, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 847 (1984).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diode-pumped Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 laser. Experimental arrangement.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Near-infrared absorption spectrum of Nd:MgO:LiNbO3. The Nd2O3 doping level is 0.2 wt. %.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Diode-pumped Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 laser output power versus input power. π polarization, λ = 1.085 μm. Mirror transmittances are T = 0.8% and T ≤ 0.5%.

Equations (3)

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W i 2 ¯ = W i 2 [ 1 + 1 12 ( λ i l π W i 2 n c ) 2 ] ,
W i , opt = ( λ i l 12 π n c ) 1 / 2 .
s = T ( δ c + T ) λ p λ s ,

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