Abstract

With a liquid-crystal-based birefringent tuner in a coupled resonator, an AlGaInP diode-laser-pumped Cr:LiSrAlF6 cube laser has been electronically tuned from 858 nm to beyond 920 nm. At an incident pump power of 42 mW, an output power in excess of 4.3 mW was observed near the peak of the tuning curve at 870 nm.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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  9. The liquid-crystal variable retarder was purchased from Meadowlark Optics, Longmont, Colo.

1991 (2)

1990 (1)

R. Scheps, B. M. Gately, J. F. Myers, J. S. Krasinski, D. F. Heller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2288 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, H. W Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Chai, B. H. T.

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTHR6.

G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), paper B3-1.

Chase, L. L.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, H. W Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Dixon, G. J.

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTHR6.

G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), paper B3-1.

Gately, B. M.

R. Scheps, B. M. Gately, J. F. Myers, J. S. Krasinski, D. F. Heller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2288 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Heller, D. F.

R. Scheps, B. M. Gately, J. F. Myers, J. S. Krasinski, D. F. Heller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2288 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Krasinski, J. S.

R. Scheps, B. M. Gately, J. F. Myers, J. S. Krasinski, D. F. Heller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2288 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kway, W. L.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, H. W Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Long, M.

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, Opt. Lett. 16, 820 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, in Digest of the Advanced Solid State Laser Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 291.

Morris, R. C.

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, Opt. Lett. 16, 820 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, in Digest of the Advanced Solid State Laser Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 291.

Myers, J. F.

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, Opt. Lett. 16, 820 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Scheps, B. M. Gately, J. F. Myers, J. S. Krasinski, D. F. Heller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2288 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, in Digest of the Advanced Solid State Laser Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 291.

Newkirk, H. W

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, H. W Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, H. W Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Rosenberg, A.

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, Opt. Lett. 16, 820 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, in Digest of the Advanced Solid State Laser Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 291.

Scheps, R.

R. Scheps, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1968 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, Opt. Lett. 16, 820 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Scheps, B. M. Gately, J. F. Myers, J. S. Krasinski, D. F. Heller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2288 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, in Digest of the Advanced Solid State Laser Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 291.

Serreze, H. B.

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, Opt. Lett. 16, 820 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, in Digest of the Advanced Solid State Laser Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 291.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 422.

Smith, L. K.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, H. W Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Q.

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTHR6.

G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), paper B3-1.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Scheps, B. M. Gately, J. F. Myers, J. S. Krasinski, D. F. Heller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2288 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Scheps, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1968 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, H. W Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (5)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 422.

The liquid-crystal variable retarder was purchased from Meadowlark Optics, Longmont, Colo.

G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), paper B3-1.

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTHR6.

R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, H. B. Serreze, A. Rosenberg, R. C. Morris, M. Long, in Digest of the Advanced Solid State Laser Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 291.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic representation of broadband, diode-laser-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser. The output power curve for this laser is shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power curve of the broadband Ci:LiSAF laser shown schematically in Fig. 1. The horizontal axis shows the uncorrected incident power, measured directly in front of the Cr:LiSAF gain element.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic representation of the tunable coupled-cavity Cr:LiSAF laser. The primary resonator is coated directly on the 0.5-mm-thick gain element. The variable wave plate and dielectric polarizer between this element and the output mirror are used to tune the laser output.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Power tuning curve of a coupled-cavity Cr:LiSAF laser in which a three-plate Lyot filter is used as the variable birefringence. The incident power upon the laser cavity is 42 mW

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Power tuning curve of the electronically tuned, coupled-cavity Cr:LiSAF laser. A liquid-crystal variable wave plate is used to tune the laser. The incident power is 42 mW.

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