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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19591–19599

Random lasing in Nd:LuVO4 crystal powder

J. Azkargorta, M. Bettinelli, I. Iparraguirre, S. Garcia-Revilla, R. Balda, and J. Fernández  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19591-19599 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.019591


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Abstract

Room temperature random lasing action is demonstrated for the first time in a low concentrated neodymium doped vanadate crystal powder. Laser threshold and emission efficiency are comparable to the ones obtained in stoichiometric borate crystal powders. The present investigation provides a complete picture of the random lasing characteristics of Nd-doped vanadate powder both in the spectral and temporal domain, together with a simplified model which accounts for the most relevant features of the random laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2011
Published: September 22, 2011

Citation
J. Azkargorta, M. Bettinelli, I. Iparraguirre, S. Garcia-Revilla, R. Balda, and J. Fernández, "Random lasing in Nd:LuVO4 crystal powder," Opt. Express 19, 19591-19599 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-20-19591


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