Abstract

We report a compact Ho:YAG laser that is intracavity pumped by a diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser. Both lasers exhibit pulse mode behavior. Operating both crystals at room temperature (25 °C), we obtained 1.6 W of average output at 2.09 µm from the Ho:YAG laser for 15.4 W of diode power incident upon the Tm:YLF rod and a slope efficiency of 21%.

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2002 (1)

M. Schellhorn and A. Hirth, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1455 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

R. C. Stoneman L. Esterowitz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 78 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992 (2)

Barnes, N. P.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 79–81.

Beach, R. J.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bollig, C.

Budni, P. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Chaddha, S.

Chang, R. S. F.

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Clarkson, W. A.

C. Bollig, R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 23, 1757 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, and D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 45–47.

Djeu, N.

Emanuel, M. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Esterowitz, L.

R. C. Stoneman L. Esterowitz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 78 (1995).
[CrossRef]

R. C. Stoneman and L. Esterowitz, Opt. Lett. 17, 736 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hanna, D. C.

C. Bollig, R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 23, 1757 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, and D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 45–47.

Hayward, R. A.

C. Bollig, R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 23, 1757 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, and D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 45–47.

Hirth, A.

M. Schellhorn and A. Hirth, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1455 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Honea, E. C.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lemons, M. L.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Miller, C. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Mitchell, S. C.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mosto, J. R.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Payne, S. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Petros, M.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 79–81.

Pollak, T. M.

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Pomeranz, L. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Saito, H.

Schellhorn, M.

M. Schellhorn and A. Hirth, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1455 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Singh, U. N.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 79–81.

Skidmore, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Speth, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Stoneman, R. C.

R. C. Stoneman L. Esterowitz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 78 (1995).
[CrossRef]

R. C. Stoneman and L. Esterowitz, Opt. Lett. 17, 736 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sutton, S. B.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 79–81.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Schellhorn and A. Hirth, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1455 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

R. C. Stoneman L. Esterowitz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 78 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (1)

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 79–81.

OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (1)

R. A. Hayward, W. A. Clarkson, and D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 45–47.

OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (1)

L. A. Pomeranz, P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 458–462.

Other (1)

LASCAD, LAS-CAD GmbH, Brunhildenstrasse 9, D-80639 Munich, Germany, http://www.las-cad.com.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Single Tm:YLF rod laser resonator design. HR, high reflector; HR45, 45° dichroic–high reflector; OC, output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intracavity-pumped Ho:YAG laser resonator design. HR, high reflector; HR45, 45° dichroic–high reflector; HT45, 45° dichroic–high transmission; OC, output coupler.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of the Ho:YAG laser at 2.1 µm versus the diode-pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Typical temporal waveform of the intracavity system. The upper trace shows the Ho:YAG laser at 2.09 µm. The lower trace shows the Tm:YLF laser output at 1.953 µm.

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