Abstract

Laser operation based on energy transition 4F3/24I9/2 of Nd3+ ions in 1at.% Nd:Sc2SiO5 (Nd:SSO) crystal is reported. By using output coupler of Toc = 2.5% and 808 nm laser diode pump source, laser operation at 914 nm was preliminarily obtained with output power of 581 mW.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2013

L. H. Zheng, P. Loiseau, and G. Aka, “Diode-pumped laser operation at 1053 and 900 nm in Sr1−xLax−yNdyMgxAl12−xO19 (Nd:ASL) single crystal,” Laser Phys.23(9), 095802(6pp) (2013).
[CrossRef]

2012

2009

2007

T. Taira, “RE3+-Ion-Doped YAG ceramic lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant.13(3), 798–809 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004

G. Aka, D. Vivien, and V. Lupei, “Site-selective 900,” Appl. Phys. Lett.85(14), 2685–2687 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient continuous-wave 946-nm Nd:YAG laser emission under direct 885-nm pumping,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81(15), 2677–2679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

1993

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Aka, G.

L. H. Zheng, P. Loiseau, and G. Aka, “Diode-pumped laser operation at 1053 and 900 nm in Sr1−xLax−yNdyMgxAl12−xO19 (Nd:ASL) single crystal,” Laser Phys.23(9), 095802(6pp) (2013).
[CrossRef]

G. Aka, D. Vivien, and V. Lupei, “Site-selective 900,” Appl. Phys. Lett.85(14), 2685–2687 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. H. Zheng, G. Aka, A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, P. Loiseau, and J. Xu, “Blue laser generated in Nd:YAG core ceramics composites,” 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, Dec. 02–06 (2013).

Aung, Y. L.

L. H. Zheng, G. Aka, A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, P. Loiseau, and J. Xu, “Blue laser generated in Nd:YAG core ceramics composites,” 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, Dec. 02–06 (2013).

Burmester, P. B. W.

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

Chase, L. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

DeLoach, L. D.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

Huber, G.

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

Ikesue, A.

L. H. Zheng, G. Aka, A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, P. Loiseau, and J. Xu, “Blue laser generated in Nd:YAG core ceramics composites,” 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, Dec. 02–06 (2013).

Kaminskii, A. A.

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kellner, T.

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

Krupke, W. F.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, G. A.

M. Pokhrel, N. Ray, G. A. Kumar, and D. K. Sardar, “Comparative studies of the spectroscopic properties of Nd3+: YAG nanocrystals, transparent ceramic and single crystal,” Opt. Mater. Express2(3), 235–249 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kway, W. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Li, H. J.

Lisiecki, R.

Loiseau, P.

L. H. Zheng, P. Loiseau, and G. Aka, “Diode-pumped laser operation at 1053 and 900 nm in Sr1−xLax−yNdyMgxAl12−xO19 (Nd:ASL) single crystal,” Laser Phys.23(9), 095802(6pp) (2013).
[CrossRef]

L. H. Zheng, G. Aka, A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, P. Loiseau, and J. Xu, “Blue laser generated in Nd:YAG core ceramics composites,” 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, Dec. 02–06 (2013).

Lu, L. R.

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, V.

G. Aka, D. Vivien, and V. Lupei, “Site-selective 900,” Appl. Phys. Lett.85(14), 2685–2687 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient continuous-wave 946-nm Nd:YAG laser emission under direct 885-nm pumping,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81(15), 2677–2679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pavel, N.

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient continuous-wave 946-nm Nd:YAG laser emission under direct 885-nm pumping,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81(15), 2677–2679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Pokhrel, M.

Ray, N.

Reiche, P.

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

Ryba-Romanowski, W.

Sardar, D. K.

Smith, L. K.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Su, L. B.

Taira, T.

T. Taira, “RE3+-Ion-Doped YAG ceramic lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant.13(3), 798–809 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient continuous-wave 946-nm Nd:YAG laser emission under direct 885-nm pumping,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81(15), 2677–2679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Uecker, R.

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

Ueda, K.

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Unnikrishnan, N. V.

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Vivien, D.

G. Aka, D. Vivien, and V. Lupei, “Site-selective 900,” Appl. Phys. Lett.85(14), 2685–2687 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q. G.

Wu, F.

Xu, J.

L. H. Zheng, J. Xu, L. B. Su, H. J. Li, Q. G. Wang, W. Ryba-Romanowski, R. Lisiecki, and F. Wu, “Estimation of low-temperature spectra behavior in Nd-doped Sc2SiO5 single crystal,” Opt. Lett.34(22), 3481–3483 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. H. Zheng, G. Aka, A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, P. Loiseau, and J. Xu, “Blue laser generated in Nd:YAG core ceramics composites,” 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, Dec. 02–06 (2013).

Yagi, H.

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yanagitani, T.

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, L. H.

L. H. Zheng, P. Loiseau, and G. Aka, “Diode-pumped laser operation at 1053 and 900 nm in Sr1−xLax−yNdyMgxAl12−xO19 (Nd:ASL) single crystal,” Laser Phys.23(9), 095802(6pp) (2013).
[CrossRef]

L. H. Zheng, J. Xu, L. B. Su, H. J. Li, Q. G. Wang, W. Ryba-Romanowski, R. Lisiecki, and F. Wu, “Estimation of low-temperature spectra behavior in Nd-doped Sc2SiO5 single crystal,” Opt. Lett.34(22), 3481–3483 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. H. Zheng, G. Aka, A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, P. Loiseau, and J. Xu, “Blue laser generated in Nd:YAG core ceramics composites,” 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, Dec. 02–06 (2013).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

G. Aka, D. Vivien, and V. Lupei, “Site-selective 900,” Appl. Phys. Lett.85(14), 2685–2687 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient continuous-wave 946-nm Nd:YAG laser emission under direct 885-nm pumping,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81(15), 2677–2679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(4), 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kumar, L. R. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and stimulated emission characteristics of Nd3+ in transparent YAG ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant.

T. Taira, “RE3+-Ion-Doped YAG ceramic lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant.13(3), 798–809 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys.

L. H. Zheng, P. Loiseau, and G. Aka, “Diode-pumped laser operation at 1053 and 900 nm in Sr1−xLax−yNdyMgxAl12−xO19 (Nd:ASL) single crystal,” Laser Phys.23(9), 095802(6pp) (2013).
[CrossRef]

P. B. W. Burmester, T. Kellner, E. Heumann, G. Huber, R. Uecker, and P. Reiche, “Blue laser emission at 465 nm by type-I noncritically phase-matched second harmonic generation in Gd1- xYxCa4O(BO3)3,” Laser Phys.10, 441–443 (2000).

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Mater. Express

Other

S. F. A. Kettle, Physical Inorganic Chemistry: a Coordination Chemistry Approach (Spektrum Academic Publishers, 1996,), p. 163.

M. R. Gaume, Ph.D. thesis, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI, Paris (2002).

L. H. Zheng, G. Aka, A. Ikesue, Y. L. Aung, P. Loiseau, and J. Xu, “Blue laser generated in Nd:YAG core ceramics composites,” 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, Dec. 02–06 (2013).

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Fig. 1

Room-temperature absorption and emission cross section in Nd:SSO crystal.

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Fig. 2

Gain cross section of energy transition 4F3/24I9/2 in Nd:SSO crystal.

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Fig. 3

Laser setup for transition 4F3/24I9/2 in Nd:SSO crystal.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser performance at 1083 nm in Nd:SSO crystal with different TOC.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Laser operation at 914 nm in Nd:SSO crystal by laser diode pump centered at 803 nm and 808 nm.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Spectroscopic parameters of energy transition 4F3/24I9/2 of Nd ions in Nd:SSO crystal and Nd:ASL crystal, Nd:YAG ceramics.

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σ g =β× σ em (1β)× σ abs

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