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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1998
  • pp: 2390–2393

Ultrabroadband operation of a Cr4+: forsterite laser by use of a spatially dispersed resonator

Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev, Iain T. McKinnie, and Donald M. Warrington  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2390-2393 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.002390


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Abstract

Ultrabroadband (half-width of 88 nm) nanosecond Cr4+:forsterite oscillation was achieved simultaneously in the 1170–1340-nm range (1085 cm-1) by use of a spatially dispersed resonator with an intracavity prism pair. The laser demonstrates 4.8% real pump-to-laser efficiency. The oscillation build-up time for different spectral components is around 20 ns and varies by only 2.5 ns in the 1190–1260-nm region, which indicates that the ultrabroadband laser represents a complex multifrequency laser system with nonlinear spectral mode interaction.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 1997
Published: April 20, 1998

Citation
Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev, Iain T. McKinnie, and Donald M. Warrington, "Ultrabroadband operation of a Cr4+: forsterite laser by use of a spatially dispersed resonator," Appl. Opt. 37, 2390-2393 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-12-2390

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