Abstract

Microchip lasers have produced single-frequency, gain-switched pulses with a FWHM as short as 760 psec for Nd:YAG (NdxY3−xAl5O12) and 80 psec for LiNdP4O12 (LNP).

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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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1989 (1)

1988 (1)

T. Sogawa, Y. Arakawa, M. Tanaka, H. Sakaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1580 (1988).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

P. M. Downey, J. E. Bowers, R. S. Tucker, E. Agyekum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1039 (1987).
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

D. Bimberg, K. Ketterer, H. E. Scholl, H. P. Vollmer, Int. J. Electron. 60, 23 (1986).
[Crossref]

1985 (2)

C. Lin, J. E. Bowers, Electron. Lett. 21, 1200 (1985).
[Crossref]

N. Onodera, H. Ito, H. Inaba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 568 (1985).
[Crossref]

1976 (1)

S. R. Chinn, H. Y-P. Hong, J. W. Pierce, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 189 (1976).
[Crossref]

Agyekum, E.

P. M. Downey, J. E. Bowers, R. S. Tucker, E. Agyekum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1039 (1987).
[Crossref]

Arakawa, Y.

T. Sogawa, Y. Arakawa, M. Tanaka, H. Sakaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1580 (1988).
[Crossref]

Bimberg, D.

D. Bimberg, K. Ketterer, H. E. Scholl, H. P. Vollmer, Int. J. Electron. 60, 23 (1986).
[Crossref]

Bowers, J. E.

P. M. Downey, J. E. Bowers, R. S. Tucker, E. Agyekum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1039 (1987).
[Crossref]

C. Lin, J. E. Bowers, Electron. Lett. 21, 1200 (1985).
[Crossref]

Chinn, S. R.

S. R. Chinn, H. Y-P. Hong, J. W. Pierce, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 189 (1976).
[Crossref]

Downey, P. M.

P. M. Downey, J. E. Bowers, R. S. Tucker, E. Agyekum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1039 (1987).
[Crossref]

Harter, D. J.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 466.

Hong, H. Y-P.

S. R. Chinn, H. Y-P. Hong, J. W. Pierce, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 189 (1976).
[Crossref]

Inaba, H.

N. Onodera, H. Ito, H. Inaba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 568 (1985).
[Crossref]

Ito, H.

N. Onodera, H. Ito, H. Inaba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 568 (1985).
[Crossref]

Ketterer, K.

D. Bimberg, K. Ketterer, H. E. Scholl, H. P. Vollmer, Int. J. Electron. 60, 23 (1986).
[Crossref]

Lin, C.

C. Lin, J. E. Bowers, Electron. Lett. 21, 1200 (1985).
[Crossref]

Montoya, O.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 466.

Mooradian, A.

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 24, 618 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jennsen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 288.

Onodera, N.

N. Onodera, H. Ito, H. Inaba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 568 (1985).
[Crossref]

Pierce, J. W.

S. R. Chinn, H. Y-P. Hong, J. W. Pierce, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 189 (1976).
[Crossref]

Rapoport, W. R.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 466.

Sakaki, H.

T. Sogawa, Y. Arakawa, M. Tanaka, H. Sakaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1580 (1988).
[Crossref]

Scholl, H. E.

D. Bimberg, K. Ketterer, H. E. Scholl, H. P. Vollmer, Int. J. Electron. 60, 23 (1986).
[Crossref]

Sogawa, T.

T. Sogawa, Y. Arakawa, M. Tanaka, H. Sakaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1580 (1988).
[Crossref]

Squire, J.

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 466.

Tanaka, M.

T. Sogawa, Y. Arakawa, M. Tanaka, H. Sakaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1580 (1988).
[Crossref]

Tucker, R. S.

P. M. Downey, J. E. Bowers, R. S. Tucker, E. Agyekum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1039 (1987).
[Crossref]

Vollmer, H. P.

D. Bimberg, K. Ketterer, H. E. Scholl, H. P. Vollmer, Int. J. Electron. 60, 23 (1986).
[Crossref]

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 24, 618 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jennsen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 288.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. Sogawa, Y. Arakawa, M. Tanaka, H. Sakaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1580 (1988).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (1)

C. Lin, J. E. Bowers, Electron. Lett. 21, 1200 (1985).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

N. Onodera, H. Ito, H. Inaba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 568 (1985).
[Crossref]

S. R. Chinn, H. Y-P. Hong, J. W. Pierce, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 189 (1976).
[Crossref]

P. M. Downey, J. E. Bowers, R. S. Tucker, E. Agyekum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1039 (1987).
[Crossref]

Int. J. Electron. (1)

D. Bimberg, K. Ketterer, H. E. Scholl, H. P. Vollmer, Int. J. Electron. 60, 23 (1986).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

D. J. Harter, O. Montoya, J. Squire, W. R. Rapoport, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 466.

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jennsen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 288.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Oscilloscope trace of the Ti: Al2O3 pulse used to gain switch the microchip lasers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Width of the first output pulse versus the pump energy (in units of threshold pump energy) for the gain-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser. The squares correspond to the experimental results; the solid curve corresponds to the numerical solutions to the rate equations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Peak power of the first output pulse versus the pump energy (in units of threshold pump energy) for the gain-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser. The squares correspond to the experimental results; the solid curve corresponds to the numerical solutions to the rate equations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Oscilloscope trace of a 1-nsec output pulse from a gain-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Width of the first output pulse versus the pump energy (in units of threshold pump energy) for the gain-switched LNP microchip laser. The squares correspond to the experimental results; the solid curve corresponds to the numerical solutions to the rate equations.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Streak-camera trace of an 80-psec output pulse from a gain-switched LNP microchip laser.

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d N d t = P Q N σ c n N τ
d Q d t = QN σ c n Q γ c 2 n l ,

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