Abstract

We describe continuous-wave mode locking and Q switching of an Er:LiYF4 trio upconversion laser operating in the green spectral region.

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  2. D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, Opt. Lett. 16, 42 (1991).
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    [CrossRef]

1992 (1)

V. Petrov, D. Georgiev, U. Stamm, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1550 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (2)

M. Haase, J. Qiu, J. DePuydt, H. Cheng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1272 (1991).
[CrossRef]

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, Opt. Lett. 16, 42 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1990 (3)

M. E. Koch, A. W. Kueny, W. E. Case, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 262 (1990).

P. Xie, S. C. Rand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1182 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

R. A. McFarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 2301 (1989); T. Hebert, R. Wannemacher, W. Lenth, R. M. Macfarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1727 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 13, 479 (1988).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Macfarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 474 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Allain, J. Y.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 262 (1990).

Case, W. E.

M. E. Koch, A. W. Kueny, W. E. Case, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, H.

M. Haase, J. Qiu, J. DePuydt, H. Cheng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1272 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Chou, H.

H. Chou, Ph.D. dissertation, MIT Technical Rep. No. 26 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 1989).

DePuydt, J.

M. Haase, J. Qiu, J. DePuydt, H. Cheng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1272 (1991).
[CrossRef]

French, P. M. W.

Georgiev, D.

V. Petrov, D. Georgiev, U. Stamm, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1550 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Guggenheim, H. J.

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 474 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Haase, M.

M. Haase, J. Qiu, J. DePuydt, H. Cheng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1272 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, L. F.

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 474 (1972).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Thrash, L. F. Johnson, in Digest of Meeting on Compact Blue-Green Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper ThB3.

Kean, P. N.

Koch, M. E.

M. E. Koch, A. W. Kueny, W. E. Case, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kueny, A. W.

M. E. Koch, A. W. Kueny, W. E. Case, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Lenth, W.

R. M. Macfarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Macfarlane, R. M.

R. M. Macfarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300 (1988).
[CrossRef]

McFarlane, R. A.

R. A. McFarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 2301 (1989); T. Hebert, R. Wannemacher, W. Lenth, R. M. Macfarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1727 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Monerie, M.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 262 (1990).

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, D. Georgiev, U. Stamm, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1550 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Poignant, H.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 262 (1990).

Qiu, J.

M. Haase, J. Qiu, J. DePuydt, H. Cheng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1272 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Rand, S. C.

P. Xie, S. C. Rand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1182 (1990).
[CrossRef]

P. Xie, S. C. Rand, “Visible cooperative upconversion laser in Er:LiYF4,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Sibbett, W.

Silversmith, A. J.

R. M. Macfarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Spence, D. E.

Stamm, U.

V. Petrov, D. Georgiev, U. Stamm, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1550 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Thrash, R. J.

R. J. Thrash, L. F. Johnson, in Digest of Meeting on Compact Blue-Green Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper ThB3.

Tong, F.

R. M. Macfarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Xie, P.

P. Xie, S. C. Rand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1182 (1990).
[CrossRef]

P. Xie, S. C. Rand, “Visible cooperative upconversion laser in Er:LiYF4,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (7)

V. Petrov, D. Georgiev, U. Stamm, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1550 (1992).
[CrossRef]

M. Haase, J. Qiu, J. DePuydt, H. Cheng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 1272 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Macfarlane, F. Tong, A. J. Silversmith, W. Lenth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1300 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Koch, A. W. Kueny, W. E. Case, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

P. Xie, S. C. Rand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1182 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. A. McFarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 2301 (1989); T. Hebert, R. Wannemacher, W. Lenth, R. M. Macfarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1727 (1990).
[CrossRef]

L. F. Johnson, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 474 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 26, 262 (1990).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (3)

R. J. Thrash, L. F. Johnson, in Digest of Meeting on Compact Blue-Green Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper ThB3.

H. Chou, Ph.D. dissertation, MIT Technical Rep. No. 26 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 1989).

P. Xie, S. C. Rand, “Visible cooperative upconversion laser in Er:LiYF4,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Astigmatically corrected, three-mirror upconversion laser cavity. The Er:LiYF4 crystal (Xtal) is suspended on a cold finger at the center of the cavity within the vacuum chamber. A standing-wave, intracavity acousto-optic modulator (AOM) introduces variable loss at 119 MHz near the output coupler, outside the Dewar. M’s, mirrors; L’s, lenses; F’s, mechanical feedthroughs.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Q-switched, upconversion laser output (0.5440 μm) versus time at 9 K. Inset: switching pulse sequence applied to the rf gate of the modulator driver and relative timing of output pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Mode-locked output versus time at 0.5440 μm for an infrared pump power at 1.5 μm of 500-mW power focused to a spot of radius 18 μm in the gain medium.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mode-locked pulse width versus position of the output coupler. The solid curve is the best fit of a quadratic regression.

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