Title

Lamp-pumped laser performance of Nd3+:Sr-5(PO4)(3)F operating both separately and simultaneously at 1.059 and 1.328 mu m

Authors

Authors

X. X. Zhang; M. Bass; B. H. T. Chai; P. J. Johnson;J. C. Oles

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

CRYSTALS; FLUORAPATITE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Lamp-pumped laser performance of Nd3+-doped strontium fluorapatite, Sr-5(PO4)(3)F or S-FAP, has been characterized and compared with that of Nd3+-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) at both 1.06 and 1.3 mu m. Nd3+:S-FAP was found to exhibit lower thresholds and lower slope efficiencies than Nd3+:YAG. The former is attributed to the higher emission cross section, and the latter to lower Nd3+ concentration in S-FAP. The 1.3 mu m lasing of Nd3+:S-FAP is of particular interest because of its high emission cross section (2.4X10(-19) cm(2)). Q-switched and dual-wavelength lasing operation were also demonstrated in Nd3+:S-FAP. (C) 1996 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

80

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

1280

Last Page

1286

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1996VX90500003

ISSN

0021-8979

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