Abstract

Room-temperature tunable cw laser oscillation of Cr3+ ions in forsterite crystals (Mg2SiO4) codoped with chromium and lithium has been demonstrated, for the first time to the authors' knowledge, in pumping a crystal with a Ti:sapphire laser into the first excited level of Cr3+ ions (A24T24 transition). The laser is smoothly tunable in the region of 10951170nm. A slope efficiency as great as 4.4% has been achieved.

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    [CrossRef]
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2005 (1)

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proc. SPIE 5478, 37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, I. D. Ryabov, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG5T (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG4-6-WED (2003).

1997 (1)

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

1990 (1)

G. A. Skripko, V. N. Matrosov, S. S. Dvornik, and L. E. Zolotareva, Opt. Spektrosk. 68, 132 (1990).

1988 (2)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, and A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Alfano, R. R.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Andrauskas, D. M.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, and A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Barber, D. B.

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Burlitch, J. M.

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Carrig, T. J.

Dianov, E. M.

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dieckman, R.

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Dvornik, S. S.

G. A. Skripko, V. N. Matrosov, S. S. Dvornik, and L. E. Zolotareva, Opt. Spektrosk. 68, 132 (1990).

Gaister, A. V.

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proc. SPIE 5478, 37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, I. D. Ryabov, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG5T (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG4-6-WED (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

Gayen, S. K.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Higuchi, M.

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Lebedev, V. F.

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proc. SPIE 5478, 37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, I. D. Ryabov, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG5T (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG4-6-WED (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

Levchenko, A. E.

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Markgraf, S. A.

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mass, J. L.

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Matrosov, V. N.

G. A. Skripko, V. N. Matrosov, S. S. Dvornik, and L. E. Zolotareva, Opt. Spektrosk. 68, 132 (1990).

McCollum, T.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, and A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nobe, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Petricevic, V.

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Pinto, A.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, and A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Podstavkin, A. S.

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

Pollock, C. R.

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Carrig and C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 16, 1662 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ryabov, I. D.

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, I. D. Ryabov, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG5T (2003).

Scherbakov, I. A.

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

Segava, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shestakov, A. V.

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

Skripko, G. A.

G. A. Skripko, V. N. Matrosov, S. S. Dvornik, and L. E. Zolotareva, Opt. Spektrosk. 68, 132 (1990).

Sugimoto, A.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Takei, H.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tenyakov, S. Y.

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tenyakov, S. Yu.

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proc. SPIE 5478, 37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, I. D. Ryabov, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG5T (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG4-6-WED (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

Thomas, L. M.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, and A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Verdun, H. R.

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, and A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Yamagishi, K.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yamaguchi, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yamazaki, T.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zharikov, E. V.

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proc. SPIE 5478, 37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, I. D. Ryabov, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG5T (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG4-6-WED (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

Zolotareva, L. E.

G. A. Skripko, V. N. Matrosov, S. S. Dvornik, and L. E. Zolotareva, Opt. Spektrosk. 68, 132 (1990).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

V. Petricevic, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2590 (1988).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Verdun, L. M. Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, T. McCollum, and A. Pinto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2593 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Europhys. Conf. Abstr. (2)

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG4-6-WED (2003).

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, I. D. Ryabov, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proceedings of CLEO/Europe-2003, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, CG5T (2003).

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

J. L. Mass, J. M. Burlitch, S. A. Markgraf, M. Higuchi, R. Dieckman, D. B. Barber, and C. R. Pollock, J. Cryst. Growth 165, 250 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Spektrosk. (1)

G. A. Skripko, V. N. Matrosov, S. S. Dvornik, and L. E. Zolotareva, Opt. Spektrosk. 68, 132 (1990).

Phys. Chem. Miner. (1)

A. Sugimoto, Y. Nobe, T. Yamazaki, Y. Yamaguchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Segava, and H. Takei, Phys. Chem. Miner. 24, 333 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Solid State (1)

V. F. Lebedev, I. D. Ryabov, A. V. Gaister, A. S. Podstavkin, E. V. Zharikov, and A. V. Shestakov, Phys. Solid State 47, 1504 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Yu. Tenyakov, and E. V. Zharikov, in Proc. SPIE 5478, 37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron. (2)

A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, V. F. Lebedev, A. S. Podstavkin, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. V. Shestakov, and I. A. Scherbakov, Quantum Electron. 34, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. F. Lebedev, A. V. Gaister, S. Y. Tenyakov, A. E. Levchenko, E. M. Dianov, and E. V. Zharikov, Quantum Electron. 33, 192 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

V. F. Lebedev, S. Yu. Tenyakov, A. S. Podstavkin, A. V. Shestakov, A. V. Gaister, E. V. Zharikov, and I. A. Scherbakov, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), pp. 7-12.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption spectra ( E c ) of crystals [thicker curve, a Cr 3 + , Li + : Mg 2 SiO 4 laser crystal; dashed curve, a crystal grown in an atmosphere with a high oxygen content ( 12 vol . % ) ; thinner curve, difference of the two spectra] and emission cross-section spectrum of a laser crystal ( E c ) .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of the cw Cr 3 + , Li + : Mg 2 SiO 4 laser: λ 2 , half-wave plate; TFP, thin-film polarizer; M1, M2, spherical mirrors; L, focusing lens; P, prism; OCs output couplers.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Cr 3 + , Li + : Mg 2 SiO 4 laser power tuning curves for two output couplers [thicker curve, transmission of the S86 output coupler (OC); thinner curve, transmission of the S94 OC; filled circles, power tuning curve for the S86 OC; open squares, power tuning curve for the S94 OC; dashed curve, absorption ( E c ) of Cr 4 + ions].

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental output power of a cw Cr 3 + , Li + : Mg 2 SiO 4 laser versus absorbed pump power for various output couplers.

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Table 1 Performance of a cw Cr 3 + , Li + : Mg 2 SiO 4 Laser

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