Abstract

Simultaneous single-mode oscillations on different transitions were observed in a laser-diode-pumped microchip LiNdP4O12 laser. The unusual modal-output characteristics of the laser were reproduced by multitransition-oscillation laser model equations that include cross saturation of population inversions with a strong spatial exponential decay and transition-dependent resonant reabsorption loss.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. K. Otsuka, T. Yamada, M. Saruwatari, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 330 (1975).
    [CrossRef]
  2. T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  3. W. E. Martin and D. Millam, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1155 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  4. C. L. Tang, H. Statz, and G. deMars, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2289 (1963).
    [CrossRef]
  5. G. J. Kintz and T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 9 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  6. K. Otsuka and T. Yamada, Opt. Commun. 17, 24 (1976).
    [CrossRef]
  7. K. Otsuka, P. Mandel, and E. A. Viktorov, Phys. Rev. A 56, 3226 (1997).
    [CrossRef]

1997

K. Otsuka, P. Mandel, and E. A. Viktorov, Phys. Rev. A 56, 3226 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1990

G. J. Kintz and T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 9 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1982

T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. E. Martin and D. Millam, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1155 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1976

K. Otsuka and T. Yamada, Opt. Commun. 17, 24 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975

K. Otsuka, T. Yamada, M. Saruwatari, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 330 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1963

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, and G. deMars, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Baer, T.

G. J. Kintz and T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 9 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
[CrossRef]

deMars, G.

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, and G. deMars, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Grasso, R. J.

T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Jenssen, H. P.

T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, T.

K. Otsuka, T. Yamada, M. Saruwatari, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 330 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Kintz, G. J.

G. J. Kintz and T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 9 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Mandel, P.

K. Otsuka, P. Mandel, and E. A. Viktorov, Phys. Rev. A 56, 3226 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Martin, W. E.

W. E. Martin and D. Millam, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1155 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Millam, D.

W. E. Martin and D. Millam, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1155 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Otsuka, K.

K. Otsuka, P. Mandel, and E. A. Viktorov, Phys. Rev. A 56, 3226 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka and T. Yamada, Opt. Commun. 17, 24 (1976).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, T. Yamada, M. Saruwatari, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 330 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Pollak, T. M.

T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Saruwatari, M.

K. Otsuka, T. Yamada, M. Saruwatari, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 330 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Statz, H.

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, and G. deMars, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, and G. deMars, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Viktorov, E. A.

K. Otsuka, P. Mandel, and E. A. Viktorov, Phys. Rev. A 56, 3226 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wing, W. F.

T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, T.

K. Otsuka and T. Yamada, Opt. Commun. 17, 24 (1976).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, T. Yamada, M. Saruwatari, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 330 (1975).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

K. Otsuka, T. Yamada, M. Saruwatari, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 330 (1975).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Pollak, W. F. Wing, R. J. Grasso, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 159 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. E. Martin and D. Millam, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1155 (1982).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Kintz and T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 9 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, and G. deMars, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

K. Otsuka and T. Yamada, Opt. Commun. 17, 24 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A

K. Otsuka, P. Mandel, and E. A. Viktorov, Phys. Rev. A 56, 3226 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Input–output characteristics of a laser-diode-pumped LNP laser. The pump beam spot size wp is (a) 60 µm, (b) 40 µm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Fluorescence spectrum that corresponds to the b-polarized F43/2I411/2 transitions, energy levels (first column to the right), and Nd populations (second column to the right) in the I411/2 manifold at room temperature. For the two upper states the population partition follows the Boltzmann distribution, which gives 43% for the 11539cm-1 level and 57% for the 11484cm-1 level. (b) Oscillation mode spectra at different pump powers in the case of Fig.  1(a).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated input–output characteristics, assuming cavity losses L0 of (a) 0.03, (b) 0.025.

Equations (3)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

βm,n=01exp-αpξsin2mπξsin2nπξdξ01exp-αpξsin4mπξdξ,
dnk/dt=w-nk-γknksk+jkβk,jsj,
dsk/dt=Kγknk-Γksk+ϵnk, k=1, 1, 2, 3,

Metrics