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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1991
  • pp: 811–813

Slope efficiency measurements of a chromium-doped forsterite laser

V. Petričević, A. Seas, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 811-813 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.16.000811


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Abstract

The slope efficiency of the continuous-wave chromium-doped forsterite (Cr:Mg2SiO4) laser has been measured by using four different output mirrors. The maximum slope efficiency of 38% was achieved with an 11% output coupler. The extrapolated limiting slope efficiency in the absence of passive losses is estimated to be 65%. This value corresponds to an intrinsic quantum efficiency of 77%, which is similar to the efficiencies determined for mature tunable solid-state laser systems.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 1990
Published: June 1, 1991

Citation
V. Petričević, A. Seas, and R. R. Alfano, "Slope efficiency measurements of a chromium-doped forsterite laser," Opt. Lett. 16, 811-813 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-16-11-811

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