Abstract

We have obtained over 1.8 W of power from a cw chromium-doped forsterite laser operated at 77 K when it is pumped by a 7.3-W Nd:YAG laser at 1.06 μm. The forsterite laser tunes smoothly from 1.2 to 1.32 μm. At room temperature the output power decreases to approximately 35% of the cryogenic power level.

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  1. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  2. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  3. H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  4. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1989), p. 77.
  6. H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 85.
  7. A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  8. V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).
  9. For a good review of recent developments, see Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991).
  10. A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. P51.
  11. R. Moncorge, D. J. Simkin, G. Cormier, J. A. Capobianco, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 93.
  12. V. Petricevic, A. Seas, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 18.
  13. In Schoenflies notation, forsterite belongs to the D2h16 orthorhombic space group. In the laser literature several different orientations of the basis vectors of this group are used to define the crystal axes. We use the Pnma symbology, which is the standard adopted by The International Union of Crystallography. See International Tables for Crystallography. Vol. A. Space-Group Symmetry, 2nd revised ed., T. Hahn, ed. (Reidel, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1987).
  14. Number quoted to us by the supplier. We have not independently confirmed this value.
  15. Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.
  16. P. W. Milonni, J. H. Eberly, Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988).

1990 (1)

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

1989 (2)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (3)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Alfano, R. R.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1989), p. 77.

V. Petricevic, A. Seas, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 18.

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. P51.

Andrauskas, D. M.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 85.

Baryshevskii, V. G.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Capobianco, J. A.

R. Moncorge, D. J. Simkin, G. Cormier, J. A. Capobianco, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 93.

Cormier, G.

R. Moncorge, D. J. Simkin, G. Cormier, J. A. Capobianco, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 93.

Eberly, J. H.

P. W. Milonni, J. H. Eberly, Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988).

Gayen, S. K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1989), p. 77.

Kim, P. H.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kimaev, A. E.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Korzhik, M. V.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Livshitz, M. G.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

McCollum, T.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Meilman, M. L.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Milonni, P. W.

P. W. Milonni, J. H. Eberly, Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988).

Minkov, B. I.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Moncorge, R.

R. Moncorge, D. J. Simkin, G. Cormier, J. A. Capobianco, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 93.

Namba, S.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Nobe, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Pavlenko, V. B.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Petricevic, V.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1989), p. 77.

V. Petricevic, A. Seas, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 18.

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. P51.

Pinto, A.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 85.

Seas, A.

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. P51.

V. Petricevic, A. Seas, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 18.

Segawa, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Simkin, D. J.

R. Moncorge, D. J. Simkin, G. Cormier, J. A. Capobianco, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 93.

Sugimoto, A.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Thomas, L. M.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 85.

Verdun, H. R.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 85.

Yamagishi, K.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Yamaguchi, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. (1)

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Other (10)

For a good review of recent developments, see Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991).

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. P51.

R. Moncorge, D. J. Simkin, G. Cormier, J. A. Capobianco, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 93.

V. Petricevic, A. Seas, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 18.

In Schoenflies notation, forsterite belongs to the D2h16 orthorhombic space group. In the laser literature several different orientations of the basis vectors of this group are used to define the crystal axes. We use the Pnma symbology, which is the standard adopted by The International Union of Crystallography. See International Tables for Crystallography. Vol. A. Space-Group Symmetry, 2nd revised ed., T. Hahn, ed. (Reidel, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1987).

Number quoted to us by the supplier. We have not independently confirmed this value.

Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

P. W. Milonni, J. H. Eberly, Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988).

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1989), p. 77.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceeding Series, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 85.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the laser cavity used in most of the experiments. The crystal was mounted in a cryogenic Dewar, which is not shown.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Forsterite laser output power versus input power for 9.5%, 7%, and 1% output coupling at 1.23 μm. Approximately 77% of the incident pump power was absorbed by the crystal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Forsterite laser power tuning curve taken during cryogenic operation. The crystal was pumped by a 6-W Nd:YAG laser at 1.06 μm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Normalized output power versus temperature for the free-running laser. The curve is a composite of several data runs taken under varying duty cycles.

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