Applied Physics B

, Volume 107, Issue 1, pp 41–45

Continuous-wave and actively Q-switched Nd:LSO crystal lasers

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Abstract

With a fiber coupled laser diode array as the pump source, Nd-doped Lu2SiO5 (Nd:LSO) crystal lasers at 4F3/24I11/2 and 4F3/24I13/2 transitions were demonstrated. The active Q-switched dual-wavelength lasers at about 1.08 μm, as well as continuous-wave (CW) and active Q-switched lasers at 1357 nm are reported for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. Considering the small emission cross-sections and long fluorescence lifetime, this material possesses large energy storage ability and excellent Q-switched properties. The special emission wavelength at 1357 nm will have promising applications to be used in many fields, such as THz generation, pumping of Cr3+:LiSAF, repumping of strontium optical clock, laser Doppler velocimeter and distributed fiber sensor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Materials for High Power Laser, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Transparent and Opto-functional Inorganic MaterialsShanghai Institute of CeramicsShanghaiChina
  4. 4.School of ScienceShandong Jianzhu UniversityJinanChina

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