Abstract

A diode-pumped tunable CW Nd3+:LGS laser at quasi-three-level has been demonstrated. The output power up to 403mW at the central wavelength of 904nm was obtained, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 29.7%. Taking advantage of the broad emission spectrum of the disordered crystal Nd:LGS, we tuned the laser wavelength within the spectral range of 899.8 to 906.6nm with an etalon inserted into the V-type cavity. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time to obtain a tunable laser based on the F3/24-I9/24 transition of Nd3+-doped crystals.

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Balembois, F.

Castaing, M.

Chen, F.

Eskov, N. A.

Y. K. Voronko, A. A. Sobol, A. Y. Karasik, N. A. Eskov, P. A. Rabochkina, and S. N. Ushakov, Opt. Mater. 20, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Feng, B. H.

Fernandez, J.

I. Aramburu, I. Iparraguirre, M. A. Illarramendi, J. Azkargorta, J. Fernandez, and R. Balda, Opt. Mater. 27, 1692 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, B. Ferrand, and V. Lupei, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD3.

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and B. Ferrand, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB19.

Georges, P.

Hérault, E.

Illarramendi, M. A.

I. Aramburu, I. Iparraguirre, M. A. Illarramendi, J. Azkargorta, J. Fernandez, and R. Balda, Opt. Mater. 27, 1692 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Iparraguirre, I.

I. Aramburu, I. Iparraguirre, M. A. Illarramendi, J. Azkargorta, J. Fernandez, and R. Balda, Opt. Mater. 27, 1692 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jaque, D.

Jiang, M. H.

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorachkov, and I. M. Silvestrova, Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, S. E. Sarkisov, B. V. Mill, and G. G. Khodzhabagyan, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 264, 93 (1982).

Karasik, A. Y.

Y. K. Voronko, A. A. Sobol, A. Y. Karasik, N. A. Eskov, P. A. Rabochkina, and S. N. Ushakov, Opt. Mater. 20, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Khodzhabagyan, G. G.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorachkov, and I. M. Silvestrova, Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, S. E. Sarkisov, B. V. Mill, and G. G. Khodzhabagyan, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 264, 93 (1982).

Konstantinova, A. F.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorachkov, and I. M. Silvestrova, Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

S. Spiekermann and F. Laurell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2000), paper MA10.

Li, D. H.

Li, Q. N.

Loiseau, P.

M. Castaing, E. Hérault, F. Balembois, P. Georges, C. Varona, P. Loiseau, and G. Aka, Opt. Lett. 32, 799 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and B. Ferrand, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB19.

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, B. Ferrand, and V. Lupei, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD3.

Lu, Q. M.

Lupei, V.

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, B. Ferrand, and V. Lupei, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD3.

Mill, B. V.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorachkov, and I. M. Silvestrova, Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, S. E. Sarkisov, B. V. Mill, and G. G. Khodzhabagyan, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 264, 93 (1982).

Okorachkov, A. I.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorachkov, and I. M. Silvestrova, Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Qian, L. J.

G. Q. Xie, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 483 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rabochkina, P. A.

Y. K. Voronko, A. A. Sobol, A. Y. Karasik, N. A. Eskov, P. A. Rabochkina, and S. N. Ushakov, Opt. Mater. 20, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ren, Y. Y.

Sarkisov, S. E.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. E. Sarkisov, B. V. Mill, and G. G. Khodzhabagyan, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 264, 93 (1982).

Shi, Z. B.

Silvestrova, I. M.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorachkov, and I. M. Silvestrova, Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Sobol, A. A.

Y. K. Voronko, A. A. Sobol, A. Y. Karasik, N. A. Eskov, P. A. Rabochkina, and S. N. Ushakov, Opt. Mater. 20, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Spiekermann, S.

S. Spiekermann and F. Laurell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2000), paper MA10.

Tan, W. D.

G. Q. Xie, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 483 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Q. Xie, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. J. Zhang, H. H. Yu, and J. Y. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 103 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tan, Y.

Tang, D. Y.

G. Q. Xie, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 483 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Q. Xie, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. J. Zhang, H. H. Yu, and J. Y. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 103 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ushakov, S. N.

Y. K. Voronko, A. A. Sobol, A. Y. Karasik, N. A. Eskov, P. A. Rabochkina, and S. N. Ushakov, Opt. Mater. 20, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Varona, C.

M. Castaing, E. Hérault, F. Balembois, P. Georges, C. Varona, P. Loiseau, and G. Aka, Opt. Lett. 32, 799 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and B. Ferrand, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB19.

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, B. Ferrand, and V. Lupei, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD3.

Voronko, Y. K.

Y. K. Voronko, A. A. Sobol, A. Y. Karasik, N. A. Eskov, P. A. Rabochkina, and S. N. Ushakov, Opt. Mater. 20, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J. Y.

Wang, Z. P.

Wei, Z. Y.

Xie, G. Q.

G. Q. Xie, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 483 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Q. Xie, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. J. Zhang, H. H. Yu, and J. Y. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 103 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu, H. H.

Yu, Y. G.

Yuan, P.

G. Q. Xie, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 483 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, D. X.

Zhang, H. J.

Zhang, X. Y.

Zhang, Z. G.

Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR

A. A. Kaminskii, S. E. Sarkisov, B. V. Mill, and G. G. Khodzhabagyan, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 264, 93 (1982).

Laser Phys. Lett.

G. Q. Xie, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 483 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Mater.

I. Aramburu, I. Iparraguirre, M. A. Illarramendi, J. Azkargorta, J. Fernandez, and R. Balda, Opt. Mater. 27, 1692 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. K. Voronko, A. A. Sobol, A. Y. Karasik, N. A. Eskov, P. A. Rabochkina, and S. N. Ushakov, Opt. Mater. 20, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Status Solidi A

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorachkov, and I. M. Silvestrova, Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Other

S. Spiekermann and F. Laurell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2000), paper MA10.

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and B. Ferrand, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB19.

C. Varona, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, B. Ferrand, and V. Lupei, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD3.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectrum of Nd:LGS, centered on the F 3 / 2 4 - I 9 / 2 4 transition.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup: (a) single-wavelength and (b) tunable-wavelength laser. The distances of M1–M2, M1–M3, and M3–M4 were 22, 106, and 100 mm , respectively. LD, laser diode; HR, high reflection; HT, high transmission.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power versus the absorbed pump power. The inset is the laser emission spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Typical CCD photo of the transverse mode corresponding to an output power of 403 mW .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured beam quality factor ( M 2 ) of Nd:LGS laser by the laser beam propagation analyzer M 2 -200s-FW.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Nd:LGS laser output power as a function of the laser wavelength at 2.5 W absorbed pump power.

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