Induced transparency exhibits transient pulsations in active upconversion solids. Density matrix solutions predict that avalanche upconversion lasers assisted by EIT can be self-starting under certain conditions. We examine prospects for high power operation in Tm:LiYF4.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes
M. Cui and S. C. Rand, "Transparency Oscillations in Avalanche Upconversion," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JTuC124.
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