Abstract

Room-temperature, continuous-wave laser action at 2.3 μm corresponding to the 3H43H5 transition in Tm3+-doped YLF is achieved. Output powers of 200 mW and a slope efficiency of 15% have been obtained for a pump power of 2 W at 0.78 μm. In addition, continuous tunability of this laser from 2.20 to 2.46 μm is obtained.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 721 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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J. A. Caird, L. G. DeShazer, J. Nella, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 874 (1975).
[CrossRef]

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L. A. Riseberg, H. W. Moos, W. D. Partlow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 609 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Allen, R.

N. P. Barnes, R. Allen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 277 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 721 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, R. Allen, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Tunable Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper MC2.

Barnes, N. P.

N. P. Barnes, R. Allen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 277 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Caird, J. A.

J. A. Caird, L. G. DeShazer, J. Nella, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 874 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Carter, S. F.

R. M. Percival, S. F. Carter, D. Szebesta, S. T. Davey, W. A. Stallard, Electron. Lett. 27, 1912 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Davey, S. T.

R. M. Percival, S. F. Carter, D. Szebesta, S. T. Davey, W. A. Stallard, Electron. Lett. 27, 1912 (1991).
[CrossRef]

DeShazer, L. G.

J. A. Caird, L. G. DeShazer, J. Nella, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 874 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Esterowitz, L.

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 721 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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G. H. Rosenblatt, J. F. Pinto, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1993), p. 689.

Kintz, G.

G. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, R. Allen, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Tunable Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper MC2.

Moos, H. W.

L. A. Riseberg, H. W. Moos, W. D. Partlow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 609 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Nella, J.

J. A. Caird, L. G. DeShazer, J. Nella, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 874 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Partlow, W. D.

L. A. Riseberg, H. W. Moos, W. D. Partlow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 609 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Percival, R. M.

R. M. Percival, S. F. Carter, D. Szebesta, S. T. Davey, W. A. Stallard, Electron. Lett. 27, 1912 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Pinto, J. F.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThF6.

G. H. Rosenblatt, J. F. Pinto, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1993), p. 689.

R. C. Stoneman, J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. H. Rosenblatt, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1992), p. 304.

Riseberg, L. A.

L. A. Riseberg, H. W. Moos, W. D. Partlow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 609 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Rosenblatt, G. H.

G. H. Rosenblatt, J. F. Pinto, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1993), p. 689.

R. C. Stoneman, J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. H. Rosenblatt, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1992), p. 304.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThF6.

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, G. H. Rosenblatt, in Tunable Solid-State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 154.

Stallard, W. A.

R. M. Percival, S. F. Carter, D. Szebesta, S. T. Davey, W. A. Stallard, Electron. Lett. 27, 1912 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Stoneman, R. C.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThF6.

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, G. H. Rosenblatt, in Tunable Solid-State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 154.

R. C. Stoneman, J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. H. Rosenblatt, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1992), p. 304.

G. H. Rosenblatt, J. F. Pinto, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1993), p. 689.

Szebesta, D.

R. M. Percival, S. F. Carter, D. Szebesta, S. T. Davey, W. A. Stallard, Electron. Lett. 27, 1912 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 721 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

R. M. Percival, S. F. Carter, D. Szebesta, S. T. Davey, W. A. Stallard, Electron. Lett. 27, 1912 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

J. A. Caird, L. G. DeShazer, J. Nella, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 874 (1975).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Riseberg, H. W. Moos, W. D. Partlow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 609 (1968).
[CrossRef]

N. P. Barnes, R. Allen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 277 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

R. C. Stoneman, J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. H. Rosenblatt, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1992), p. 304.

G. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, R. Allen, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Tunable Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper MC2.

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, G. H. Rosenblatt, in Tunable Solid-State Lasers, M. L. Shand, H. P. Jenssen, Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 154.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThF6.

G. H. Rosenblatt, J. F. Pinto, R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, in IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1993), p. 689.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Pumping diagram for the 2.3-μm Tm3+:YLF laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Room-temperature, polarized fluorescence spectra corresponding to the 3H43H5 transition in Tm3+:YLF. The σ-polarized (Ec axis) fluorescence data are multiplied by a factor of 2. The data are not corrected for spectrometer response.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of the 2.3-μm Tm3+:YLF laser resonator.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

2.3-μm Tm3+:YLF laser performance data for various output coupler transmission values.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Power tuning data for the Tm3+:YLF laser, pumped with 2 W of power at 780 nm.

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