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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1989
  • pp: 612–614

Continuous-wave laser operation of chromium-doped forsterite

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 612-614 (1989)

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Room-temperature continuous-wave laser action in chromium-activated forsterite (Cr:Mg2SiO4) has been achieved for longitudinal pumping in a nearly concentric cavity by the 1064-nm radiation from a cw Nd:YAG laser. The laser emission is centered at 1244 nm and has a spectral bandwidth of 12 nm. An output-power slope efficiency of 6.8% is measured. The effective emission cross section is estimated to be ∼1.1 × 10−19 cm2.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 21, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 1989
Published: June 15, 1989

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano, "Continuous-wave laser operation of chromium-doped forsterite," Opt. Lett. 14, 612-614 (1989)

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