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CW laser oscillations and tuning characteristics of neodymium-doped lithium niobate crystals

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3 Author(s)
Schearer, L. ; University of Missouri, Rolla, MO, USA ; Leduc, M. ; Zachorowski, J.

We have obtained over 250 mW of CW laser emission at 1084 nm from a neodymium-doped single crystal of lithium niobate when the rod was end pumped by 1 W from a Kr+ laser at 752 nm. Thresholds of less than 30 mW are obtained with a weak output coupler, rising to 220 mW with a 35 percent transmitting output mirror. The laser could be tuned over 3 nm around the peak at 1084.4 nm with a thin, uncoated etalon in the cavity.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 11 )