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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1341–1343

K5Nd(MoO4)4 :a self-tunable laser crystal

Joaquin Fernandez, Ignacio Iparraguirre, Ibon Aramburu, Asuncion Illarramendi, Jon Azkargorta, Mihail Voda, and Rolindes Balda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 15, pp. 1341-1343 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001341


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Abstract

We report for the first time to our knowledge an experimental demonstration of wavelength self-tuning in a K<sub>5</sub>Nd (MoO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>4</sub> broadband-emitting laser crystal (KNM), as well as a theoretical treatment of the system based on its birefringence properties. The self-frequency-tuning of the laser along the full spectral range of the KNM crystal was obtained by rotating a birefringent gain plate in its own plane. The gain plate was placed inside a resonator at Brewster's angle. The tuning characteristics of the spectral filter were obtained by use of the Jones vector formalism. The calculated wavelength-selective tuning precisely matches the experimental observations.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

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Joaquin Fernandez, Ignacio Iparraguirre, Ibon Aramburu, Asuncion Illarramendi, Jon Azkargorta, Mihail Voda, and Rolindes Balda, "K5Nd(MoO4)4 :a self-tunable laser crystal," Opt. Lett. 28, 1341-1343 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-15-1341


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