Abstract

Spectroscopic and laser properties of a newly developed high optical quality Er:CaF2 hot-formed ceramic were investigated. Under pulsed 968 nm laser diode pumping, the mid-infrared (2.7 μm) radiation was obtained with a slope efficiency of 3%. Laser tunability was reached using a birefringent filter and the laser tuning range of 118 nm, from 2687 up to 2805 nm, was demonstrated. The maximal output energy reached was 0.48 mJ at 2730 nm for the absorbed pumping energy 34 mJ.

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Basiev, T. T.

J. Šulc, M. E. Doroshenko, H. Jelínková, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, Proc. SPIE 8433, 84331P (2012).
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Ertmer, W.

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T. T. Basiev, V. Konyushkin, D. V. Konyushkin, M. E. Doroshenko, G. Huber, F. Reichert, N.-O. Hansen, and M. Fechner, Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1511 (2011).
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Furu, L. H.

Galecki, L.

M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498 (2010).
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M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498 (2010).
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Hansen, N.

T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, D. V. Konyushkin, M. Doroshenko, G. Huber, F. Reichert, N. Hansen, and M. Fechner, in CLEO/Europe and EQEC 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA2_2.

Hansen, N.-O.

Heinrich, A.

M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498 (2010).
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T. T. Basiev, V. Konyushkin, D. V. Konyushkin, M. E. Doroshenko, G. Huber, F. Reichert, N.-O. Hansen, and M. Fechner, Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1511 (2011).
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T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, D. V. Konyushkin, M. Doroshenko, G. Huber, F. Reichert, N. Hansen, and M. Fechner, in CLEO/Europe and EQEC 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA2_2.

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C. Wyss, W. Lüthy, H. Weber, P. Rogin, and J. Hulliger, Opt. Commun. 139, 215 (1997).
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J. Corish, C. R. A. Catlow, P. W. M. Jacobs, and S. H. Ong, Phys. Rev. B 25, 6425 (1982).
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Jelínková, H.

J. Šulc, M. E. Doroshenko, H. Jelínková, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, Proc. SPIE 8433, 84331P (2012).
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J. Šulc, M. Němec, M. E. Doroshenko, H. Jelínková, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, in EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference on Solid-State and Fiber Coherent Light Sources (EPS, 2012), paper WeP_12.

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A. A. Kaminskii, Crystalline Lasers: Physical Processes and Operating Schemes, Laser Science & Technology Series (CRC Press, 1996).

Kasprzak, J.

M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498 (2010).
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Khloponin, L. V.

Khramov, V. Y.

King, T. A.

M. Tikerpae, S. D. Jackson, and T. A. King, Opt. Commun. 167, 283 (1999).
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Konyushkin, D. V.

T. T. Basiev, V. Konyushkin, D. V. Konyushkin, M. E. Doroshenko, G. Huber, F. Reichert, N.-O. Hansen, and M. Fechner, Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1511 (2011).
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T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, D. V. Konyushkin, M. Doroshenko, G. Huber, F. Reichert, N. Hansen, and M. Fechner, in CLEO/Europe and EQEC 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA2_2.

Konyushkin, S. V. K. V. A.

T. T. Basiev, V. V. Voronov, S. V. K. V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Lavrishchev, V. V. Osiko, P. P. Fedorov, A. B. Ankudinov, and M. I. Alymov, Dokl. Phys. 52, 677 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Konyushkin, V.

Konyushkin, V. A.

J. Šulc, M. E. Doroshenko, H. Jelínková, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, Proc. SPIE 8433, 84331P (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, Opt. Lett. 35, 4009 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, P. P. Fedorov, V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. V. Osiko, and M. S. Akchurin, Opt. Lett. 33, 521 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, Y. V. Orlovskii, M. V. Polyachenkova, P. P. Fedorov, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, O. K. Alimov, and A. Y. Dergachev, Quantum Electron. 36, 591 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, and V. A. Konyushkin, in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper AIThA3.

T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, D. V. Konyushkin, M. Doroshenko, G. Huber, F. Reichert, N. Hansen, and M. Fechner, in CLEO/Europe and EQEC 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA2_2.

J. Šulc, M. Němec, M. E. Doroshenko, H. Jelínková, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, in EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference on Solid-State and Fiber Coherent Light Sources (EPS, 2012), paper WeP_12.

Korostelin, Y. V.

Krupke, W. F.

Kuznetsov, S. V.

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, P. P. Fedorov, V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. V. Osiko, and M. S. Akchurin, Opt. Lett. 33, 521 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, Y. V. Orlovskii, M. V. Polyachenkova, P. P. Fedorov, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, O. K. Alimov, and A. Y. Dergachev, Quantum Electron. 36, 591 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Landman, A. I.

Lavrishchev, S. V.

T. T. Basiev, V. V. Voronov, S. V. K. V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Lavrishchev, V. V. Osiko, P. P. Fedorov, A. B. Ankudinov, and M. I. Alymov, Dokl. Phys. 52, 677 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lord, S. D.

S. D. Lord, “A new software tool for computing Earth’s atmospheric transmission of near- and far-infrared radiation,” (NASA, 1992).

Lubatschowski, H.

Lüthy, W.

C. Wyss, W. Lüthy, H. Weber, P. Rogin, and J. Hulliger, Opt. Commun. 139, 215 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Maciejewska, M.

M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moise, N. L.

S. A. Pollack, D. B. Chang, and N. L. Moise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 1578 (1986).
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B. J. Dinerman and P. F. Moulton, Opt. Lett. 19, 1143 (1994).
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A. Dergachev and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 3.

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Nemec, M.

J. Šulc, M. Němec, M. E. Doroshenko, H. Jelínková, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, in EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference on Solid-State and Fiber Coherent Light Sources (EPS, 2012), paper WeP_12.

Nyga, P.

M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, W. Pichola, P. Nyga, A. Zajac, M. Maciejewska, L. Galecki, J. Kasprzak, S. Gross, A. Heinrich, and T. Bragagna, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 498 (2010).
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J. Corish, C. R. A. Catlow, P. W. M. Jacobs, and S. H. Ong, Phys. Rev. B 25, 6425 (1982).
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Orlovskii, Y. V.

T. T. Basiev, Y. V. Orlovskii, M. V. Polyachenkova, P. P. Fedorov, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, O. K. Alimov, and A. Y. Dergachev, Quantum Electron. 36, 591 (2006).
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Osiko, V. V.

J. Šulc, M. E. Doroshenko, H. Jelínková, T. T. Basiev, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, Proc. SPIE 8433, 84331P (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, Opt. Lett. 35, 4009 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Er:CaF2 ceramic sample photo.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Absorption spectrum of the Er:CaF2 ceramic.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Fluorescence spectrum of the Er:CaF2 ceramic.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Diode-pumped Er:CaF2 laser: PM with HT at 968 nm, HR at 2.65–2.95 μm; OC with ROC=95%, 97%, or 99% at 2.65–2.85 μm, r=150mm; and BF is a birefringent MgF2 plate 2 mm thick.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output characteristics of diode-pumped Er:CaF2 pulsed laser for different output mirror reflectivities (pumping pulse length 3 ms, rep. rate 20 Hz). ROC is the OC reflectivity, Eth is the threshold-absorbed energy, σ is the slope efficiency with respect to absorbed energy, and λe is the mean emission wavelength.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Er:CaF2 laser output beam profile recorded at 330 mm from the PM for maximum pumping (for real picture size of 12.4mm×12.4mm, ROC=97%).

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Temporal behavior of “long term” (40ms/div) diode-pumped Er:CaF2 oscillations for ROC=99%.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Tuning curve of Er:CaF2 ceramic, measured for maximal pumping, shown together with air absorption lines for ROC values of 97% and 99%.

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