Abstract

Substitution of Lu for Y in the host garnet Y3Al5O12 results in small differences in the laser behavior of Tm3+. Important shifts in the laser frequency are achieved with little change from the well-known and desirable properties of Y3Al5O12. We discuss the comparative performance of the three materials, both as diode-pumped 3-W TEMoo lasers and as stable single-frequency oscillators. The near-room-temperature center lasing wavelengths of the 0%, 50%, and 100% Lu-substituted crystals are 2013.3, 2022.7, and 2020.3 nm, respectively.

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A. A. Kaminskii, T. I. Butaeva, V. A. Fedorov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. G. Petrosyan, Phys. Status Solidi 89, 541 (1977).

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Flaud, J.-M.

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Goldman, A.

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[CrossRef]

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T. S. Kubo, T. J. Kane, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1033 (1992).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Kane, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 10, 65 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, T. J. Kane, R. W. Wallace, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 20.

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D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, T. J. Kane, R. W. Wallace, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 20.

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S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. S. Kubo, T. J. Kane, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1033 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. (1)

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Status Solidi (2)

A. A. Kaminskii, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. G. Petrosyan, S. E. Sarkisov, Phys. Status Solidi 18, K31 (1973).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, T. I. Butaeva, V. A. Fedorov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. G. Petrosyan, Phys. Status Solidi 89, 541 (1977).

Other (1)

D. C. Shannon, D. L. Vecht, S. Ré, T. J. Kane, R. W. Wallace, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 20.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Atmospheric absorption spectra derived from the data in Ref. 1 for sea-level midaltitude standard atmosphere. The absorptive species are CO2 and H2O.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Absorption spectra of the pump band for the three crystals (all 4% Tm3+ doped). The diode pump sources were centered near 785 nm for all the laser performance measurements.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Tuning range of the monolithic single-frequency oscillators. Changes in the crystal temperature cause the tuning, and the discontinuities are axial mode hops.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Demonstration of the TEM0o high-average-power capability of the three materials, which have similar performances. The thresholds are all near 1.7 W, with a slope efficiency of approximately 33%.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Cavity configuration for producing the Q-switched results. The cavity must be robust to a large thermal lens in the crystal, which can have a focal length as short as 15 cm. HR’s, high reflectors.

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