Abstract

We present the results of a novel experimental and numerical investigation aimed at minimizing thermal loading effects in room-temperature Cr4+:forsterite lasers. In the model we numerically calculated the incident pump power required for oscillation threshold to be attained by taking into account pump absorption saturation, pump-induced thermal gradients inside the crystal, and the temperature dependence of the upper-state fluorescence lifetime. Excellent agreement was obtained between model predictions and experimental threshold data. We then used the model to calculate the optimum absorption coefficient that minimizes the incident threshold pump power. At a crystal boundary temperature of 15 °C the optimum value of the absorption coefficient was numerically determined to be 0.64 cm-1. Such optimization studies, which are readily applicable to other laser systems, should make a significant contribution to the improvement of the power performance of Cr4+:forsterite lasers at room temperature.

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Alphan Sennaroglu and Baris Pekerten, "Determination of the optimum absorption coefficient in Cr4+:forsterite lasers under thermal loading:?errata," Opt. Lett. 24, 921-921 (1999)
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[CrossRef]

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A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollock, and H. Nathel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1851 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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

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1988 (1)

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[CrossRef]

Alfano, R. R.

Anzai, H.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagashi, H. Anzai, and Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Baryshevski, V. G.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Burak Yilmaz, M.

A. Sennaroglu and M. Burak Yilmaz, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 132.

Bykov, A. B.

Carrig, T. J.

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

Delgado, A.

Evans, J. M.

French, P. M. W.

Y. P. Tong, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and J. O. Fujimoto, Opt. Commun. 136, 235 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fujimoto, J. O.

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[CrossRef]

Gayen, S. K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef]

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagashi, H. Anzai, and Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kimaev, A. E.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Korzhik, M. V.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Livshitz, M. G.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Meilman, M. L.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Minkov, B. J.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Mishkel, I. I.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Nathel, H.

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollock, and H. Nathel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1851 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Petricevic, V.

Pollock, C. R.

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollock, and H. Nathel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1851 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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

Sennaroglu, A.

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollock, and H. Nathel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1851 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Sennaroglu and M. Burak Yilmaz, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 132.

Shkandarevich, A. P.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Tarasov, A. A.

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

Taylor, J. R.

Y. P. Tong, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and J. O. Fujimoto, Opt. Commun. 136, 235 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tong, Y. P.

Y. P. Tong, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and J. O. Fujimoto, Opt. Commun. 136, 235 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yamagashi, K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagashi, H. Anzai, and Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Yamaguchi, Y.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagashi, H. Anzai, and Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagashi, H. Anzai, and Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollock, and H. Nathel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1851 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

Y. P. Tong, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and J. O. Fujimoto, Opt. Commun. 136, 235 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

V. G. Baryshevski, M. V. Korzhik, M. G. Livshitz, A. A. Tarasov, A. E. Kimaev, I. I. Mishkel, M. L. Meilman, B. J. Minkov, and A. P. Shkandarevich, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 26.

A. Sennaroglu and M. Burak Yilmaz, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol.??10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 132.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup used in lasing threshold measurements: M3, resonator high reflector; TEC, thermoelectric cooler; other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimentally measured and theoretically calculated variation of the incident threshold pump power for the Cr4+:forsterite laser between 12 and 30 °C. The output coupler transmission was 2.4%, and αp0=0.57 cm-1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated variation of the incident threshold pump power as a function of the differential pump absorption coefficient αp0 (Tb=15°C and RL=0.976). The calculated optimum value is 0.64 cm-1.

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Table 1 Names, Units, and Representative Values of Parameters Used in the Model

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τr, z=τ0-τTTr, z-Tr.
1Icr, cdIcr, zdz=g0Ipr, z/Isar, z1+Ipr, z/Isar, z-αp0FOM,
Iper, zIp0, zηz,
ηz=4ωp2zωc2zωp2z+ωc2z2.

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