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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 18730–18737

Diode-pumped laser properties of Nd3+-doped La2CaB10O19 crystal including two-frequency generation with 4.6 THz separation

A. Brenier, Yicheng Wu, Peizhen Fu, Jianxiu Zhang, and Yanlei Zu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18730-18737 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.018730


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Abstract

We have studied under laser diode pumping near 800 nm the continuous wave laser operation of the Nd3+ -doped La2CaB10O19 biaxial noncentrosymmetric crystal. From Z-oriented samples we have obtained lasing at 1051.4 nm of Nd3+ ions located in the regular La3+ sites. Self-frequency doubling was obtained with samples oriented at the phase matching direction of the type I ee-o nonlinear interaction. With X-oriented samples, thanks to the existence of two La3+ and Ca2+-sites for the Nd3+ location, we have obtained a two-frequency laser working in dual polarization with a frequency difference unusually large of 4.6 THz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2009
Published: October 2, 2009

Citation
A. Brenier, Yicheng Wu, Peizhen Fu, Jianxiu Zhang, and Yanlei Zu, "Diode-pumped laser properties of Nd3+-doped La2CaB10O19 crystal including two-frequency generation with 4.6 THz separation," Opt. Express 17, 18730-18737 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-21-18730


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