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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22699–22704

Orthogonally polarized dual-wavelength single-longitudinal-mode Tm,Ho:LLF laser

Xinlu Zhang, Su Zhang, Chaoyang Wang, Li Li, Jiaqun Zhao, and Jinhui Cui  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22699-22704 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022699


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Abstract

We first report a diode-pumped continuous wave orthogonally polarized dual-wavelength single-longitudinal-mode laser with a single c-cut Tm,Ho:LuLiF4 laser crystal. The simultaneous dual-wavelength single-longitudinal-mode laser near 2 μm is realized by using two uncoated intracavity Fabry-Perot etalons. The output wavelengths are 2064 nm in π-polarization and 2066 nm in σ-polarization respectively, which are orthogonal to each other. At the absorbed pump power of 1 W, the maximum single-longitudinal-mode output powers at 2064 and 2066 nm are 76 and 32 mW respectively. The orthogonally polarized dual-wavelength single-longitudinal-mode laser is possible to be applied to the 2 μm differential absorption lidar and the generation of THz radiation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

Citation
Xinlu Zhang, Su Zhang, Chaoyang Wang, Li Li, Jiaqun Zhao, and Jinhui Cui, "Orthogonally polarized dual-wavelength single-longitudinal-mode Tm,Ho:LLF laser," Opt. Express 21, 22699-22704 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22699


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