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Tunable alexandrite lasers

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5 Author(s)
Walling, J. ; Corporate Research Center, Allied Chemical Corporation, Morristown, NJ, USA ; Peterson, O. ; Jenssen, H. ; Morris, R.
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Wavelength tunable laser operation has been obtained from the solid-state crystal alexandrite (BeAl2O4:Cr3+) over the continuous range from 701 to 818 nm. The tunable emission was observed at room temperature and above in a homogeneously broadened, vibronic, four-level mode of laser action. In this mode the laser gain cross section increases from7 times 10^{-21}cm2at 300K to2 times 10^{-20}cm2at 475K, which results in improved laser performance at elevated temperatures. Efficient 2.5 percent, low-threshold (10 J) operation has been obtained with xenon-flashlamp excitation of the 6 mm diameter × 76 mm length laser rods. Output pulses of greater than 5 J and average power outputs of 35 W have been demonstrated, limited by the available power supply. The emission is strongly polarizedEparallelb, with a gain that is 10 times that in the alternate polarization. The 262 μs, room-temperature fluorescence lifetime permits effective energy storage andQ-switched operation. TunableQ-switched pulses as large as 500 mJ have been obtained with pulsewidths ranging between 33 and 200 ns depending on the laser gain. Laser action has also been demonstrated on the high-gain (3 times 10^{-19}cm2emission cross section)Rline at 680.4 nm and is also polarizedEparallelb. This three-level mode is analogous to the lasing in ruby except that the stimulated emission cross section in alexandrite is ten times larger than for ruby.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 12 )

Date of Publication:

Dec 1980

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