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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12183–12187

Optical bistability in the operation of a continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb:LuVO4 laser

Junhai Liu, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Frank Noack, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, and Minhua Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12183-12187 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012183


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Abstract

We report on sizable optical bistability in the operation of a continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb:LuVO4 laser, as a result of the resonant reabsorption losses in the laser crystal which increase with the temperature. Significant intensity fluctuations have been observed in a small operational region near the critical point.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Junhai Liu, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Frank Noack, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, and Minhua Jiang, "Optical bistability in the operation of a continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb:LuVO4 laser," Opt. Express 14, 12183-12187 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12183


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