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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2210–2212

Pump interference and optical bistability effects in a Tm, Ho:YAG microlaser

V. E. Hartwell, H. Nakajima, and N. Djeu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 2210-2212 (1995)

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Thermally induced bistability in a Tm, Ho:YAG microlaser has been observed. Theoretical results obtained from a simple plane-wave model are found to describe adequately the experimental transmission and reflection bistability data. The effect of pump interference on the single-mode operation of the laser is discussed.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 21, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995

V. E. Hartwell, H. Nakajima, and N. Djeu, "Pump interference and optical bistability effects in a Tm, Ho:YAG microlaser," Opt. Lett. 20, 2210-2212 (1995)

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