OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 801–803

Laser performance of highly neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet crystals

Y. Urata, S. Wada, H. Tashiro, and P. Deng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 801-803 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000801


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (93 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The laser performance of highly neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) crystals is reported. In cw laser-diode pumping, a slope efficiency of 54% was achieved for a 2-at. %-doped sample, which was comparable with the slope efficiency of 55% of YVO4 . The crystal also exhibited a slope efficiency of 64% under pulsed Ti:sapphire pumping. Such a high efficiency suggests a total cavity loss of ~1% , which is as low as that of commercially available 1-at. % YAG crystal. The excellent performance of the neodymium-doped YAG crystals indicates their high optical quality.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

Citation
Y. Urata, S. Wada, H. Tashiro, and P. Deng, "Laser performance of highly neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet crystals," Opt. Lett. 26, 801-803 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-11-801


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals, Vol. 14 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989).
  2. P. Gavrilovic, M. S. O'Neill, K. Meehan, J. H. Zarrabi, and S. Singh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1652 (1992).
  3. P. Gavrilovic, M. S. O'Neill, J. H. Zarrabi, S. Singh, J. E. Williams, W. H. Grodkiewicz, and A. Bruce, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 1620 (1994).
  4. A. Ikesue and K. Yoshida, J. Mater. Sci. 34, 1189 (1999).
  5. I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939 (2000).
  6. J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, Appl. Phys. B 71, 469 (2000).
  7. Y. Zhou, J. Cryst. Growth 78, 31 (1986).
  8. P. Deng, J. Qiao, B. Hu, Y. Zhou, and M. Zhang, J. Cryst. Growth 92, 276 (1988).
  9. V. Lupei and A. Lupei, Phys. Rev. B 61, 8087 (2000).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited