Abstract

Powerful green upconversion lasing of Er3+:LiLuF4 was achieved with a multipass pumping setup. The maximum output was 213 mW for Ti:sapphire laser pumping. Diode-pumped cw lasing at room temperature is demonstrated for the first time to the authors’ knowledge.

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A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
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[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 28, 111 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

T. J. Whitley, C. A. Millar, R. Wyatt, M. C. Brierley, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1785 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Allain, J. Y.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 28, 111 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Bär, S.

S. Bär, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe–IQEC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuF.

Brierley, M. C.

T. J. Whitley, C. A. Millar, R. Wyatt, M. C. Brierley, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1785 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Chai, B. H. T.

P. E.-A. Möbert, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Opt. Lett. 22, 1412 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), Vol. 1, pp. 550–553.

Danger, T.

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[CrossRef]

Heine, F.

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, B.

A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

P. E.-A. Möbert, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Opt. Lett. 22, 1412 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Bär, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe–IQEC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuF.

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), Vol. 1, pp. 550–553.

Huber, G.

P. E.-A. Möbert, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Opt. Lett. 22, 1412 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), Vol. 1, pp. 550–553.

S. Bär, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe–IQEC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuF.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid State Laser Engineering (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988).
[CrossRef]

Manson, N. B.

A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Martin, J. P. D.

A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Millar, C. A.

T. J. Whitley, C. A. Millar, R. Wyatt, M. C. Brierley, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1785 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Möbert, P. E.-A.

Monerie, M.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 28, 111 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Poignant, H.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 28, 111 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Sandrock, T.

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), Vol. 1, pp. 550–553.

Scheife, H.

S. Bär, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe–IQEC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuF.

Schweizer, T.

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Sellars, M. J.

A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Silversmith, A. J.

A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A.

A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Szebesta, D.

T. J. Whitley, C. A. Millar, R. Wyatt, M. C. Brierley, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1785 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Whitley, T. J.

T. J. Whitley, C. A. Millar, R. Wyatt, M. C. Brierley, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1785 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Wyatt, R.

T. J. Whitley, C. A. Millar, R. Wyatt, M. C. Brierley, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1785 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

T. J. Whitley, C. A. Millar, R. Wyatt, M. C. Brierley, and D. Szebesta, Electron. Lett. 27, 1785 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, Electron. Lett. 28, 111 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Smith, J. P. D. Martin, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson, A. J. Silversmith, and B. Henderson, Opt. Commun. 188, 219 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

S. Bär, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe–IQEC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuF.

T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), Vol. 1, pp. 550–553.

W. Koechner, Solid State Laser Engineering (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

GSA and ESA spectra near 970 nm (π polarization). ni is the population density of the excited state, ne is the total excitation density, and σESA,i and σSE,i denote the ESA and the stimulated-emission cross section, respectively. Solid curve, spectrum of the laser diode used in the laser experiments.

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Fig. 2

Experimental setup for fourfold pumping.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Input–output properties for (a) Ti:sapphire pumping and (b) diode pumping.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Comparison of Some Spectroscopic Data for Er3+1%:LiLuF4 and Er3+1%:LiYF4a

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