Abstract

The absorption saturation and the laser efficiency of Cr4+:forsterite were measured with 1064-nm Eb, 980-nm Ec, and 780-nm Eb pulsed laser pumping. A slope efficiency of 32% was obtained for the 980-nm Ec pump wavelength, where the excited-state absorption losses were shown to be negligible.

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1997 (3)

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. B. Bykov, A. Delgado, and R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 22, 1171 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

L. Qian, X. Liu, and F. Wise, Opt. Lett. 22, 1707 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

Y.-K. Kuo, M.-F. Huang, and M. Birnbaum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 657 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

T. I. Demchuk, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, and B. I. Minkov, Quantum Electron. 24, 19 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

T. J. Carrig and C. R. Pollock, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2835 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Alfano, R. R.

Andrauskas, D. M.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, and A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 402.

Bilinsky, I. P.

Birnbaum, M.

Y.-K. Kuo, M.-F. Huang, and M. Birnbaum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 657 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bouma, B. E.

Bykov, A. B.

Carrig, T. J.

T. J. Carrig and C. R. Pollock, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2835 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Delgado, A.

Demchuk, T. I.

T. I. Demchuk, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, and B. I. Minkov, Quantum Electron. 24, 19 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Evans, J. M.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Golubovic, B.

Hartung, S.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huang, M.-F.

Y.-K. Kuo, M.-F. Huang, and M. Birnbaum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 657 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kück, S.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuo, Y.-K.

Y.-K. Kuo, M.-F. Huang, and M. Birnbaum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 657 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

Mikhailov, V. P.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

B. Golubovic, B. E. Bouma, I. P. Bilinsky, J. G. Fujimoto, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Lett. 21, 1993 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. I. Demchuk, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, and B. I. Minkov, Quantum Electron. 24, 19 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Minkov, B. I.

T. I. Demchuk, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, and B. I. Minkov, Quantum Electron. 24, 19 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nobe, Y.

Y. Yamaguci, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, and Y. Nobe, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé and L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 52.

Petermann, K.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Petricevic, V.

J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. B. Bykov, A. Delgado, and R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 22, 1171 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petricevic, “Laser and spectroscopic properties of chromium doped forsterite,” Ph.D. dissertation (City University of New York, New York, 1990).

Pinto, A.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, and A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 402.

Pollock, C. R.

T. J. Carrig and C. R. Pollock, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2835 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Qian, L.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sugimoto, A.

Y. Yamaguci, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, and Y. Nobe, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé and L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 52.

Thomas, L. M.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, and A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 402.

Verdun, H. R.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, and A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 402.

Wise, F.

Yamagishi, K.

Y. Yamaguci, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, and Y. Nobe, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé and L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 52.

Yamaguci, Y.

Y. Yamaguci, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, and Y. Nobe, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé and L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 52.

Zhavoronkov, N. I.

T. I. Demchuk, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, and B. I. Minkov, Quantum Electron. 24, 19 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

T. J. Carrig and C. R. Pollock, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2835 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Y.-K. Kuo, M.-F. Huang, and M. Birnbaum, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 657 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin. (1)

N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, S. Hartung, S. Kück, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Lumin. 75, 319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Quantum Electron. (1)

T. I. Demchuk, N. I. Zhavoronkov, V. P. Mikhailov, and B. I. Minkov, Quantum Electron. 24, 19 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

Y. Yamaguci, K. Yamagishi, A. Sugimoto, and Y. Nobe, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé and L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 52.

V. Petricevic, “Laser and spectroscopic properties of chromium doped forsterite,” Ph.D. dissertation (City University of New York, New York, 1990).

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, and A. Pinto, in Tunable Solid State Lasers, M. L. Shand and H. P. Jenssen, eds., Vol. 5 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), p. 402.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Polarized absorption spectra of Cr:forsterite at room temperature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Saturation of GSA in Cr4+:forsterite at a, 980 nm and b, 1064 nm. The curves are the results of calculations with Eq. (1).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Saturation of GSA in Cr4+:forsterite at 780 nm. The solid curve is the result of calculations with Eq. (1).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Slope efficiency of the Cr:forsterite laser at different pump wavelengths.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Laser Performance of Cr:Forsterite for Pumping at 1064, 980, and 780 nm

Equations (2)

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dEdz=hν ln1/T0σgsaL×σesaσgsa1-exp-σgsaEhν+σesaEhν,
σgsa=6.0×10-19 cm2,σesa=2.9×10-19 cm2 for 1064 nmEb;σgsa=5.7×10-19 cm2,σesa=0.4×10-19 cm2 for 980 nmEc;σgsa=9.0×10-19 cm2,σesa=4.5×10-19 cm2 for 780 nmEb.

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