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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3489–3491

Continuous tunable laser operation in both the 1.31 and 1.55 μ m telecommunication windows in Li In ( Si Ge ) O 4 olivines doped with trivalent chromium

M. Sharonov, A. Bykov, V. Petricevic, and R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 24, pp. 3489-3491 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003489


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Abstract

An ultrawide tuning range from 1160 to 1620 nm for Li In Si O 4 and from 1150 to 1600 nm for Li In Ge O 4 crystals has been demonstrated. This is the widest bandwidth and the most near-infrared shifted wavelength range for laser operation ever demonstrated for the Cr 3 + ion. For what is believed to be the first time tunable laser operation was achieved for both the 1.33 and 1.55 μ m telecommunication windows from a single optical center.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Citation
M. Sharonov, A. Bykov, V. Petricevic, and R. Alfano, "Continuous tunable laser operation in both the 1.31 and 1.55 μm telecommunication windows in LiIn(Si/Ge)O4 olivines doped with trivalent chromium," Opt. Lett. 32, 3489-3491 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-24-3489

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