Abstract

A room-temperature Tm:YVO4 laser at 1.94 μm has been demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. This laser is characterized by a broad bandwidth and a large absorption cross section for the 800-nm pump band. A slope efficiency of 25% was obtained under nonoptimal conditions.

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1991 (1)

R. S. F. Chang, S. Sengupta, L. B. Shaw, N. Djeu, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1410, 125 (1991).

1990 (2)

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, Opt. Lett. 15, 486 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. S. F. Chang, H. Hara, S. Chaddha, S. Sengupta, N. Djeu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 695 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

1976 (1)

1971 (1)

K. D. Knoll, Phys. Status Solidi B 45, 553 (1971).
[CrossRef]

1951 (1)

Becker, T.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Bowman, S. R.

M. J. Winings, S. R. Bowman, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuO2.

Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

Chaddha, S.

R. S. F. Chang, H. Hara, S. Chaddha, S. Sengupta, N. Djeu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 695 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Chang, R. S. F.

R. S. F. Chang, S. Sengupta, L. B. Shaw, N. Djeu, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1410, 125 (1991).

R. S. F. Chang, H. Hara, S. Chaddha, S. Sengupta, N. Djeu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 695 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Clausen, R.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Curcio, J. A.

DeShazer, L. G.

Djeu, N.

R. S. F. Chang, S. Sengupta, L. B. Shaw, N. Djeu, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1410, 125 (1991).

R. S. F. Chang, H. Hara, S. Chaddha, S. Sengupta, N. Djeu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 695 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Duczynski, E. W.

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Esterowitz, L.

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, Opt. Lett. 15, 486 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 157.

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

Feldman, B. J.

M. J. Winings, S. R. Bowman, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuO2.

Hara, H.

R. S. F. Chang, H. Hara, S. Chaddha, S. Sengupta, N. Djeu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 695 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Knoll, K. D.

K. D. Knoll, Phys. Status Solidi B 45, 553 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Mitzscherlich, P.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

Petty, C. C.

Searles, S. K.

M. J. Winings, S. R. Bowman, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuO2.

Sengupta, S.

R. S. F. Chang, S. Sengupta, L. B. Shaw, N. Djeu, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1410, 125 (1991).

R. S. F. Chang, H. Hara, S. Chaddha, S. Sengupta, N. Djeu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 695 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, L. B.

R. S. F. Chang, S. Sengupta, L. B. Shaw, N. Djeu, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1410, 125 (1991).

Stoneman, R. C.

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, Opt. Lett. 15, 486 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 157.

Winings, M. J.

M. J. Winings, S. R. Bowman, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuO2.

Wyckoff, R. W. G.

R. W. G. Wyckoff, Crystal Structures (Interscience, New York, 1963).

Yaney, P. P.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

R. S. F. Chang, H. Hara, S. Chaddha, S. Sengupta, N. Djeu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 695 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Status Solidi B (1)

K. D. Knoll, Phys. Status Solidi B 45, 553 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

R. S. F. Chang, S. Sengupta, L. B. Shaw, N. Djeu, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1410, 125 (1991).

Other (4)

R. W. G. Wyckoff, Crystal Structures (Interscience, New York, 1963).

T. Becker, R. Clausen, G. Huber, E. W. Duczynski, P. Mitzscherlich, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 150.

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 157.

M. J. Winings, S. R. Bowman, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuO2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption on the 3H63H4 band of Tm3+ in 5 at. % Tm:YVO4 for (a) π polarization and (b) σ polarization. The resolution is 1 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Laser-excited fluorescence on the 3F43H6 band of Tm3+ from Tm:YVO4. The spectrum is uncorrected for the grating (blazed for 2.0 μm and detector (InSb at 77 K) response. The resolution is 1 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of the laser output power on absorbed pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of the laser output measured with a resolution of 0.3 nm.

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