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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1987
  • pp: 474–476

(F2+)H Color-center laser operation in NaCl:OH with simultaneous 1.06- and 0.53-μm pumping

K. R. German and Clifford R. Pollock  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 474-476 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000474


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Abstract

We have operated an (F2+)H color-center laser in NaCl:OH using a 1.06-μm pump laser with a collinear auxiliary beam at 0.53 μm. The auxiliary beam is produced by frequency doubling a small fraction of the pump beam instead of using an arc lamp, as was previously reported. With a grating tuner, the laser tuned from 1.47 to 1.87 μm and produced up to 760 mW of output power. In single-frequency operation, powers up to 460 mW with a linewidth <2 MHz were achievable. The laser also produced 480 mW of power in cw mode-locked operation with transform-limited pulses as short as 5 psec.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 10, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 1987
Published: July 1, 1987

Citation
K. R. German and Clifford R. Pollock, "(F2+)H Color-center laser operation in NaCl:OH with simultaneous 1.06- and 0.53-μm pumping," Opt. Lett. 12, 474-476 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-7-474

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