OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1915–1917

Pr:YLF, intracavity-pumped, room-temperature upconversion laser

Paul W. Binun, Timothy L. Boyd, Maurice A. Pessot, Douglas H. Tanimoto, and David E. Hargis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 1915-1917 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001915


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (455 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Cw room-temperature upconversion laser operation is reported in Pr:YLF at 640 and 607 nm. An intracavity-pumping scheme that uses a Yb:YAG laser operating at 1030 nm to pump the weak 3H41G4 ground-state transition of Pr:YLF is used to populate the intermediate metastable level. An excited-state absorption at 867 nm is then used to populate the 3P0 and 3P1 upper states. An average output power of 3.5 mW was obtained at 607 nm, with a combined input pump power of 2.5 W.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 1996
Published: December 1, 1996

Citation
Paul W. Binun, Timothy L. Boyd, Maurice A. Pessot, Douglas H. Tanimoto, and David E. Hargis, "Pr:YLF, intracavity-pumped, room-temperature upconversion laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1915-1917 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-23-1915


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R. J. Thrash, L. F. Johnson, in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 6 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 17.
  2. D. C. Nguen, G. E. Faulkner, M. E. Weber, M. Dulick, Proc. SPIE 1223, 54 (1990). [CrossRef]
  3. F. Heine, E. Heumann, T. Danger, T. Schweizer, G. Huber, B. Chai, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 383 (1994). [CrossRef]
  4. T. Sandrock, T. Danger, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 357.
  5. T. Sandrock, E. Heumann, G. Huber, B. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 550.
  6. P. Xie, T. R. Gosnell, Opt. Lett. 20, 1014 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. D. S. Knowles, Z. Zhang, D. Gabbe, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1118 (1988). [CrossRef]
  8. R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, G. D. Wilke, J. B. Tassano, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 514.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited