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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2000
  • pp: 2418–2421

Comparison of lasing performance of Tm,Ho:YLF lasers by use of single and double cavities

Jun Izawa, Hayato Nakajima, Hiroshi Hara, and Yoshinori Arimoto  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 2418-2421 (2000)

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The lasing performance of single-cavity and double-cavity Tm,Ho:YLF lasers was measured experimentally. The maximum, single-longitudinal mode output power for the double-cavity laser was 30 mW, whereas for the single-cavity laser it was 7 mW. We determined the frequency stabilities to be 600 Hz for a single-cavity laser and 300 Hz for a double-cavity laser, by measuring the fluctuation of a self-heterodyne beat signal for a 1.5-µs delay time over a 10-min integrated period. In addition, we obtained a 15-GHz frequency tuning range for the double-cavity laser by changing its cavity length under maximum stable conditions at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

Original Manuscript: July 27, 1999
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2000
Published: May 20, 2000

Jun Izawa, Hayato Nakajima, Hiroshi Hara, and Yoshinori Arimoto, "Comparison of lasing performance of Tm,Ho:YLF lasers by use of single and double cavities," Appl. Opt. 39, 2418-2421 (2000)

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