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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 198–201

Threshold optimization of all-solid-state Cr:forsterite lasers

Antonio Agnesi, Enrico Piccinini, and Giancarlo Reali  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 198-201 (2000)

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The pumping threshold of a Cr:forsterite laser is lowered by optimizing a double-pass pumping in a sufficiently short crystal. This solution for the first time allows nearly room-temperature Cr:forsterite cw operation with a threshold as low as 330-mW at 1064 nm and permits the laser to be pumped with a single transverse mode vanadate minilaser delivering only 900 mW.

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(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

Antonio Agnesi, Enrico Piccinini, and Giancarlo Reali, "Threshold optimization of all-solid-state Cr:forsterite lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 198-201 (2000)

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