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)