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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2001
  • pp: 6034–6037

High-power continuous-wave Cr4+:forsterite laser

Anatoliy Ivanov, Vladislav Shcheslavskiy, Vladislav Yakovlev, Boris Minkov, and Alexander Vasiliev  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 33, pp. 6034-6037 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.006034


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Abstract

The temperature and pump power dependence of infrared luminescence of Cr4+:forsterite are measured. It is demonstrated that temperature-dependent fluorescence in Cr4+:forsterite is the major reason for saturation of the output power of a continuous-wave laser. At higher pump intensities the temperature rise inside the crystal becomes significant, and even outside cooling does not help to prevent significant reduction of the laser performance. These measurements serve as a guideline to construct a high-power continuous-wave Cr4+:forsterite laser.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2001
Published: November 20, 2001

Citation
Anatoliy Ivanov, Vladislav Shcheslavskiy, Vladislav Yakovlev, Boris Minkov, and Alexander Vasiliev, "High-power continuous-wave Cr4+:forsterite laser," Appl. Opt. 40, 6034-6037 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-33-6034


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