Abstract

A diode-pumped Ho:Tm:YLiF4 laser at room temperature has achieved an optical efficiency of 5.9% under normal-mode operation. Long pulse lengths, of the order of 1 μs, have been obtained by use of 4-m ring resonator, with laser energy output of 15 mJ in single Q-switched pulses for an input energy of 2.078 J.

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1991 (1)

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

1988 (1)

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

1987 (1)

1986 (1)

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Allen, R.

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Armagan, G.

G. Armagan, A. M. Buonchristiani, A. T. Inge, B. Di Bartolo, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series,G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 222.

Auyeung, R. C. Y.

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Bair, C. H.

C. J. Lee, G. Han, C. H. Bair, N. P. Barnes, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWB6.

Barnes, N. P.

C. J. Lee, G. Han, C. H. Bair, N. P. Barnes, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWB6.

N. P. Barnes, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper MJJ4.

Bowman, S. R.

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

Brockman, P.

C. J. Lee, G. Han, C. H. Bair, N. P. Barnes, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWB6.

Buonchristiani, A. M.

G. Armagan, A. M. Buonchristiani, A. T. Inge, B. Di Bartolo, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series,G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 222.

Byer, R. L.

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

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, Opt. Lett. 12, 678 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Callenas, A.

G. Hansson, A. Callenas, C. Nelsson, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWAB12.

Deyst, J. P.

J. P. Deyst, G. J. Koch, M. E. Storm, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA4.

Di Bartolo, B.

G. Armagan, A. M. Buonchristiani, A. T. Inge, B. Di Bartolo, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series,G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 222.

Esterowitz, L.

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

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

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, Opt. Lett. 12, 678 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Feldman, B. J.

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

Goldberg, L.

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Han, G.

C. J. Lee, G. Han, C. H. Bair, N. P. Barnes, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWB6.

Hansson, G.

G. Hansson, A. Callenas, C. Nelsson, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWAB12.

Hemmati, H.

Hess, R. V.

C. J. Lee, G. Han, C. H. Bair, N. P. Barnes, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWB6.

Huber, G.

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

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, Opt. Lett. 12, 678 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Inge, A. T.

G. Armagan, A. M. Buonchristiani, A. T. Inge, B. Di Bartolo, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series,G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 222.

Koch, G. J.

J. P. Deyst, G. J. Koch, M. E. Storm, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA4.

Lee, C. J.

C. J. Lee, G. Han, C. H. Bair, N. P. Barnes, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWB6.

Lynn, J. G.

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

Marquardt, C. L.

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

Mitzscherlich, P.

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

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, P. Mitzscherlich, Opt. Lett. 12, 678 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nelsson, C.

G. Hansson, A. Callenas, C. Nelsson, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWAB12.

Quarles, G. J.

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

Searles, S. K.

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

Storm, M.

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Storm, M. E.

J. P. Deyst, G. J. Koch, M. E. Storm, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA4.

Tucker, J. E.

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Weller, L.

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Winings, M. J.

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2142 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (7)

C. J. Lee, G. Han, C. H. Bair, N. P. Barnes, P. Brockman, R. V. Hess, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWB6.

N. P. Barnes, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper MJJ4.

G. Armagan, A. M. Buonchristiani, A. T. Inge, B. Di Bartolo, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series,G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 222.

G. Hansson, A. Callenas, C. Nelsson, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWAB12.

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

J. P. Deyst, G. J. Koch, M. E. Storm, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA4.

K. E. Murray, N. P. Barnes, and M. G. Jani (personal communication, 1993).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Slope efficiencies and threshold energies for a 50-cm-long resonator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse lengths and output energies of single Q-switched pulses for 1- and 2-m resonators.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Gain as a function of pump energies for 2.053- and 2.064-μm wavelengths.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup for a 4-m ring resonator. HR's, high reflectors; O.C., output coupler; A.O., acousto-optic.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse lengths and output energies of single Q-switched pulses for a 4-m ring resonator. Open squares, pulse lengths; filled circles, laser output energies.

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Table 1 Summary of the Laser Performance of Q-Switched Resonators

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