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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1810–1812

Bistable laser operation of a Yb 0.0054 : Y 0.3481 Gd 0.6465 V O 4 mixed crystal

Junhai Liu, Huaijin Zhang, Xavier Mateos, Wenjuan Han, and Valentin Petrov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 16, pp. 1810-1812 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001810


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Abstract

Spectroscopic properties and cw laser performance of a new Yb 0.0054 : Y 0.3481 Gd 0.6465 V O 4 mixed crystal are reported. A sizable bistability is displayed in the laser operation with a bistability range of 1.9 3.4 W in terms of absorbed pump power, in which the coexistence and switching of the σ and π polarization states occur accompanied by wavelength shifting upon decreasing the pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2008
Published: August 6, 2008

Citation
Junhai Liu, Huaijin Zhang, Xavier Mateos, Wenjuan Han, and Valentin Petrov, "Bistable laser operation of a Yb0.0054:Y0.3481Gd0.6465VO4 mixed crystal," Opt. Lett. 33, 1810-1812 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-16-1810


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