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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1770–1772

Tunable continuous-wave laser at quasi-three-level with a disordered Nd:LGS crystal

Qing Wang, Zhiyi Wei, Yongdong Zhang, Zhiguo Zhang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Mingwei Gao, Chunqing Gao, and Zhenlin Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1770-1772 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001770


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Abstract

A diode-pumped tunable CW Nd 3 + : LGS laser at quasi-three-level has been demonstrated. The output power up to 403 mW at the central wavelength of 904 nm was obtained, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 29.7%. Taking advantage of the broad emission spectrum of the disordered crystal Nd:LGS, we tuned the laser wavelength within the spectral range of 899.8 to 906.6 nm with an etalon inserted into the V-type cavity. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time to obtain a tunable laser based on the F 3 / 2 4 - I 9 / 2 4 transition of Nd 3 + -doped crystals.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2011
Published: May 6, 2011

Citation
Qing Wang, Zhiyi Wei, Yongdong Zhang, Zhiguo Zhang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Mingwei Gao, Chunqing Gao, and Zhenlin Wang, "Tunable continuous-wave laser at quasi-three-level with a disordered Nd:LGS crystal," Opt. Lett. 36, 1770-1772 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1770

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