Abstract

We report the first observation to our knowledge of room-temperature continuous-wave laser operation of a Pr3+:KY3F10 single crystal at 644.5nm, pumped by a blue GaN laser diode emitting at 446nm. With a 2.5% transmission output coupler and a nonoptimized optical cavity, an output power of 39mW was obtained at 644.5nm with a laser threshold of 125mW and a differential slope efficiency of 23%.

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2005

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

1999

R. Moncorgé, L. D. Merkle, and B. Zandi, MRS Bull. 24, 21 (1999), and references therein.

1995

Camy, P.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Chai, B. H. T.

S. Ruan, J. M. Sutherland, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and B. H. T. Chai, Opt. Lett. 20, 1041 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper VS8.

B. H. T. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. B. Loutts, and J. F. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).

Danger, T.

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper VS8.

Diaf, M.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Diening, A.

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Richter, E. Heumann, E. Osiac, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Opt. Lett. 29, 2638 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Doualan, J. L.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Ferrier, A.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

French, P. M. W.

Heumann, E.

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Richter, E. Heumann, E. Osiac, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Opt. Lett. 29, 2638 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper VS8.

Huber, G.

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Richter, E. Heumann, E. Osiac, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Opt. Lett. 29, 2638 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper VS8.

Khiari, S.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Lefaucheur, J.

B. H. T. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. B. Loutts, and J. F. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).

Loutts, G. B.

B. H. T. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. B. Loutts, and J. F. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).

Merkle, L. D.

R. Moncorgé, L. D. Merkle, and B. Zandi, MRS Bull. 24, 21 (1999), and references therein.

Moncorgé, R.

R. Moncorgé, L. D. Merkle, and B. Zandi, MRS Bull. 24, 21 (1999), and references therein.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Nicholls, J. F.

B. H. T. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. B. Loutts, and J. F. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).

Osiac, E.

Pham, A.

B. H. T. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. B. Loutts, and J. F. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).

Richter, A.

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Richter, E. Heumann, E. Osiac, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Opt. Lett. 29, 2638 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ruan, S.

Sandrock, T.

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper VS8.

Scheifer, H.

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Seelert, W.

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Richter, E. Heumann, E. Osiac, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Opt. Lett. 29, 2638 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sutherland, J. M.

Taylor, J. R.

Velazquez, M.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Zandi, B.

R. Moncorgé, L. D. Merkle, and B. Zandi, MRS Bull. 24, 21 (1999), and references therein.

Electron. Lett.

A. Richter, H. Scheifer, E. Heumann, G. Huber, W. Seelert, and A. Diening, Electron. Lett. 41, 794 (2005).
[CrossRef]

MRS Bull.

R. Moncorgé, L. D. Merkle, and B. Zandi, MRS Bull. 24, 21 (1999), and references therein.

Opt. Lett.

Other

T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper VS8.

S. Khiari, M. Velazquez, R. Moncorgé, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, A. Ferrier, and M. Diaf, "Red-luminesence analysis of Pr3+ doped fluoride crystals," J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

B. H. T. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. B. Loutts, and J. F. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Room-temperature absorption cross-section spectrum of Pr : K Y 3 F 10 in the blue spectral range.

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Fig. 2

Room-temperature emission spectrum of Pr : K Y 3 F 10 in the red spectral range.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power versus absorbed pump power for two output mirror transmissions.

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σ I J ( λ ) λ 5 β I J 8 π c n 2 τ f I em ( λ ) λ I em ( λ ) d λ ,

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