By Topic

CW laser operation of Nd:YLF

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Pollak, T.M. ; Sanders Associates, Inc., Nashua, NH, USA ; Wing, W. ; Grasso, R.J. ; Chicklis, E.P.
more authors

CW laser operation of Nd:YLF is reported for the first time and, in a comparison to Nd:YAG, exhibits a lower threshold and higher single-mode average power. The TEM00mode volume of Nd: YLF was observed to be a factor of four larger than Nd:YAG, resulting in twice the TEM00mode average power. This result is attributed to the substantially lower thermal lensing of YLF with respect to YAG. In comparative measurements the stimulated emission cross section of Nd:YLF was found to be1.8 times 10^{-19}cm2for the π oscillation and1.2 times 10^{-19}cm2for the σ oscillation, as compared to2.4 times 10^{-19}cm2for Nd:YAG. The spectroscopic and lasing parameters of Nd:YLF indicate a potential for this material in high peak and average powerQ-switched applications.

Published in:

Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 2 )