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Selected Papers on Tunable Solid-State Lasers
Editor(s): Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev
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The 83 papers in this volume present the outstanding research results obtained by various research groups in different countries over the last 40 years. The contents include pioneering papers on lasers, tunable laser fundamentals, transition metal ion and rare-earth ion tunable lasers, ultrabroadband and multifrequency solid state lasers using spatially dispersed resonators, and nonlinear wavelength conversion of tunable solid state lasers. The featured tunable systems operate in a wide spectral range from UV to near-IR, and with a wide range of optical power including cw and pulsed operation.

Book Details

Date Published: 30 September 2002
Pages: 612
ISBN: 9780819446558
Volume: MS173

Table of Contents
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Section One
Pioneering Papers on Infrared and Optical Masers (Lasers)
3 Molecular amplification and generation systems and methods Robert H. Dicke (U.S. Patent No. 2,851,652, 1958)
23 Molecular amplifier and generator for submillimeter waves A.M. Prokhorov (Soviet Physics JETP 1958)
24 Infrared and optical masers A.L. Schawlow, C.H. Townes (Physical Review 1958)
34 Optically pumped laser amplifiers Gordon Gould (U.S. Patent No. 4,053,845, 1977)
61 Stimulated optical radiation in ruby T.H. Maiman (Nature 1960)
Section Two
Fundamentals of Tunable Solid-State Lasers
65 On the absorption spectra of complex ions. I Yukito Tanabe, Satoru Sugano (Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 1954)
79 On the absorption spectra of complex ions II Yukito Tanabe, Satoru Sugano (Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 1954)
93 Optical spectra of transition-metal ions in corundum Donald S. McClure (Journal of Chemical Physics 1962)
116 Theory of phonon-terminated optical masers D.E. McCumber (Physical Review 1964)
124 Theory of vibrational structure in optical spectra of impurities in solids. I. Singlets D.E. McCumber (Journal of Mathematical Physics 1964)
134 Theory of vibrational structure in optical spectra of impurities in solids. II. Multiplets D.E. McCumber (Journal of Mathematical Physics 1964)
148 Einstein relations connecting broadband emission and absorption spectra D.E. McCumber (Physical Review 1964)
Section Three
Transition Metal Ion Tunable Solid-State Lasers
Ni[2+], Co[2+], and V[2+] Based Tunable Lasers
157 Phonon-terminated optical masers L.F. Johnson, H.J. Guggenheim, R.A. Thomas (Physical Review 1966)
164 Optical maser oscillation from Ni[2+] in MgF[2] involving simultaneous emission of phonons L.F. Johnson, R.E. Dietz, H.J. Guggenheim (Physical Review Letters 1963)
167 Spontaneous and stimulated emission from Co[2+] ions in MgF[2] and ZnF[2] L.F. Johnson, R.E. Dietz, H.J. Guggenheim (Applied Physics Letters 1964)
169 Phonon-terminated coherent emission from V[2+] ions in MgF[2] L.F. Johnson, H.J. Guggenheim (Journal of Applied Physics 1967)
172 An investigation of the Co:MgF[2] laser system Peter F. Moulton (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1985)
186 Room-temperature operation of a Co:MgF[2] laser D. Welford, P.F. Moulton (Optics Letters 1988)
189 High-energy operation of a Co:MgF[2] laser D.M. Rines, P.F. Moulton, D. Welford, G.A. Rines (Optics Letters 1994)
192 Phonon-terminated laser emission from Ni[2+] ions in KMgF[3] L.F. Johnson, H.J. Guggenheim, D. Bahnck, A.M. Johnson (Optics Letters 1983) Cr[3+] Based Tunable Lasers
197 Tunable-laser performance in BeAl[2]O[4]:Cr[3+] J.C. Walling, H.P. Jenssen, R.C. Morris, E.W. O'Dell, O.G. Peterson (Optics Letters 1979)
199 Tunable alexandrite lasers John C. Walling, Otis G. Peterson, Hans P. Jenssen, Robert C. Morris, E. Wayne O'Dell (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1980)
213 LiCaAlF[6]:Cr[3+]: a promising new solid-state laser material Stephen A. Payne, L.L. Chase, Herbert W. Newkirk, Larry K. Smith, William F. Krupke (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1988)
223 Laser performance of LiSrAlF[6]:Cr[3+] Stephen A. Payne, L.L. Chase, L.K. Smith, Wayne L. Kway, Herbert W. Newkirk (Journal of Applied Physics 1989)
229 Properties of Cr:LiSrAlF[6] crystals for laser operation Stephen A. Payne, Larry K. Smith, Raymond J. Beach, Bruce H.T. Chai, John H. Tassano, Laura D. DeLoach, Wayne L. Kway, Richard W. Solarz, William F. Krupke (Applied Optics 1994)
240 Flashlamp pumped Cr:LiSrAlF[6] laser Martin Stalder, Bruce H.T. Chai, Michael Bass (Applied Physics Letters 1991)
243 Tunable room-temperature cw laser action in Cr[3+]:GdScGa- garnet B. Struve, G. Huber, V.V. Laptev, I.A. Shcherbakov, E.V. Zharikov (Applied Physics B 1983)
247 Tunable room-temperature cw laser action in Cr[3+]:GdScAl- garnet J. Drube, B. Struve, G. Huber (Optics Communications 1984) Cr[4+] Based Tunable Lasers
253 Laser action in chromium-doped forsterite V. Petri evi , S.K. Gayen, R.R. Alfano, Kiyoshi Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi (Applied Physics Letters 1988)
256 Laser action in chromium-activated forsterite for near- infrared excitation: Is Cr[4+] the lasing ion? V. Petri evi , S.K. Gayen, R.R. Alfano (Applied Physics Letters 1988)
259 Chromium-doped forsterite laser pumped with 1.06 m radiation Horacio R. Verdun, Leonard M. Thomas, Donna M. Andrauskas, Tom McCollum, Albert Pinto (Applied Physics Letters 1988)
262 Room-temperature near-infrared tunable laser operation of Cr[4+]:Ca[2]GeO[4] V. Petri evi , A.B. Bykov, J.M. Evans, R.R. Alfano (Optics Letters 1996)
265 Lasing due to impurity color centers in yttrium aluminum garnet crystals at wavelengths in the range 1.35 1.45 m N.B. Angert, N.I. Borodin, V.M. Garmash, V.A. Zhitnyuk, A.G. Okhrimchuk, O.G. Siyuchenko, A.V. Shestakov (Soviet Journal of Quantum Electronics 1988)
267 Oscillation of a Y[3]Al[5]O[12]:Cr[4+] laser in wave length region of 1.34 1.6 m N.I. Borodin, V.A. Zhitnyuk, A.G. Okhrimchuk, A.V. Shestakov (Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. Physical Series 1990)
273 Performance of YAG:Cr[4+] laser crystal A.G. Okhrimchuk, A.V. Shestakov (Optical Materials 1994)
286 Efficient continuous-wave chromium-doped YAG laser Alphan Sennaroglu, Clifford R. Pollock, Howard Nathel (Journal of the Optical Society of America B 1995) Cr[2+] Based Tunable Lasers
297 Transition metal-doped zinc chalcogenides: spectroscopy and laser demonstration of a new class of gain media Laura D. DeLoach, Ralph H. Page, Gary D. Wilke, Stephen A. Payne, William F. Krupke (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1996)
308 Cr[2+]-doped zinc chalcogenides as efficient, widely tunable mid-infrared lasers Ralph H. Page, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Laura D. DeLoach, Gary D. Wilke, Falgun D. Patel, John B. Tassano Jr., Stephen A. Payne, William F. Krupke, Kuo-Tong Chen, Arnold Burger (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1997)
319 Continuous-wave broadly tunable Cr[2+]:ZnSe laser Gregory J. Wagner, Timothy J. Carrig, Ralph H. Page, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Jean-Oliver Ndap, Xiaoyan Ma, Arnold Burger (Optics Letters 1999)
322 Demonstration of room-temperature laser action at 2.5 m from Cr[2+]:Cd[0.85]Mn[0.15]Te U. H�mmerich, X. Wu, V.R. Davis, S.B. Trivedi, K. Grasza, R.J. Chen, S. Kutcher (Optics Letters 1997) Ti[3+]:Sapphire Lasers
327 Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti:Al[2]O[3] P.F. Moulton (Journal of the Optical Society of America B 1986)
336 Characteristics and kinetics of laser-pumped Ti:sapphire oscillators John M. Eggleston, Larry G. DeShazer, Kenneth W. Kangas (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1988)
343 Performance of gain-switched Ti:Al[2]O[3] unstable-resonator lasers Glen A. Rines, Peter F. Moulton (Optics Letters 1990)
346 Continuous-wave laser operation and quantum efficiency of titanium-doped sapphire P. Albers, E. Stark, G. Huber (Journal of the Optical Society of America B 1986)
352 Extended infrared operation of titanium sapphire laser L.G. DeShazer, K.W. Kangas (Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO '87) Technical Digest, Paper #THQ4, 1987)
356 Design and performance of a high-average-power flashlamp- pumped Ti:sapphire laser and amplifier Andreas Hoffst�dt (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1997)
Section Four
Rare-Earth Ion Tunable Solid-State Lasers
Ytterbium Lasers
375 Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: modeling and experiment Takunori Taira, Jiro Saikawa, Takao Kobayashi, Robert L. Byer (IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 1997)
380 Advanced tunability and high-power TEM[00]-operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss (OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid State Lasers, Clifford R. Pollock, Walter R. Bosenberg, editors, 1997)
385 High-average-power 1- m performance and frequency conversion of a diode-end-pumped Yb:YAG laser Camille Bibeau, Raymond J. Beach, Scott C. Mitchell, Mark A. Emanuel, Jay Skidmore, Christopher A. Ebbers, Steven B. Sutton, Kenneth S. Jancaitis (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1998)
395 Directly single-diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb[3+]:YAG laser tunable in the 1047 1051-nm wavelength range Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev, Viktor A. Fromzel (Applied Optics 2000)
401 Q-switched, TEM[00]-mode, diode-pumped Yb[3+]:YAG laser with extended tunability Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev, Mark A. Dubinskii, Viktor A. Fromzel (Optics Communications 2001)
410 Ytterbium solid-state lasers--the first decade William F. Krupke (IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 2000) Thulium Lasers
423 Characteristics of room-temperature 2.3- m laser emission from Tm[3+] in YAG and YAlO[3] John A. Caird, Larry G. DeShazer, John Nella (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1975)
431 Efficient, broadly tunable, laser-pumped Tm:YAG and Tm:YSGG cw lasers R.C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz (Optics Letters 1990)
434 Tm[3+]:YLF laser continuously tunable between 2.20 and 2.46 m Joseph F. Pinto, Leon Esterowitz, Gregg H. Rosenblatt (Optics Letters 1994)
437 Efficient 1.94- m Tm:YALO laser R.C. Stoneman, Leon Esterowitz (IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 1995)
441 Tunable single-longitudinal-mode diode laser pumped Tm:Ho:YAG laser Sammy W. Henderson, Charley P. Hale (Applied Optics 1990)
444 Diode-pumped high-efficiency Tm:YAG lasers Cheng Li, Jie Song, Deyuan Shen, Nam Seong Kim, Ken-ichi Ueda, Yujing Huo, Shufang He, Yuhui Cao (Optics Express 1999) Cerium Lasers
453 Ultraviolet solid-state Ce:YLF laser at 325 nm D.J. Ehrlich, P.F. Moulton, R.M. Osgood Jr. (Optics Letters 1979)
456 Optically pumped Ce:LaF[3] laser at 286 nm D.J. Ehrlich, P.F. Moulton, R.M. Osgood Jr. (Optics Letters 1980)
459 Spectroscopy of a new active medium of a solid-state UV laser with broadband single-pass gain M.A. Dubinskii, V.V. Semashko, A.K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, S.L. Korableva (Laser Physics 1993)
461 Ce[3+]-doped colquiriite: a new concept of all-solid-state tunable ultraviolet laser M.A. Dubinskii, V.V. Semashko, A.K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, S.L. Korableva (Journal of Modern Optics 1993)
466 Ultraviolet laser emission properties of Ce[3+]-doped LiSrAlF[6] and LiCaAlF[6] C.D. Marshall, J.A. Speth, S.A. Payne, W.F. Krupke, G.J. Quarles, V. Castillo, B.H.T. Chai (Journal of the Optical Society of America B 1994)
478 Tunable solid-state laser action in Ce[3+]:LiSrAlF[6] J.F. Pinto, G.H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, V. Castillo, G.J. Quarles (Electronics Letters 1994)
480 Novel design of high-pulse-energy ultraviolet Ce:LiCAF laser oscillator Zhenlin Liu, Kiyoshi Shimamura, Kenji Nakano, Tsuguo Fukuda, Toshimasa Kozeki, Hideyuki Ohtake, Nobuhiko Sarukura (OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid State Lasers Topical Meeting 2000, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, editors, 2000)
484 High-repetition-rate Ce:LiCAF tunable UV laser A.B. Petersen, C.D. Marshall, G.J. Quarles (Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO '96) Technical Digest 1996)
485 All-solid-state tunable ultraviolet subnanosecond laser with direct pumping by the fifth harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser Nobuhiko Sarukura, Zhenlin Liu, Shinji Izumida, Mark A. Dubinskii, Ravil Yu. Abdulsabirov, Stella L. Korableva (Applied Optics 1998)
488 Tunable ultraviolet solid-state lasers using large Ce:fluoride crystals and new pumping scheme Zhenlin Liu, Kiyoshi Shimamura, Kenji Nakano, Tsuguo Fukuda, Yusaburo Segawa, Toshimasa Kozeki, Hideyuki Ohtake, Nobuhiko Sarukura (Technical Digest of International Conference on Nonlinear Materials: Fundamentals and Applications, Hawaii, 2000)
Section Five
Ultrabroadband and Multifrequency Solid-State Lasers Using
Spatially Dispersed Resonators
493 Wavelength selective laser apparatus Arthur Ashkin, Erich Peter Ippen (U.S. Patent No. 3,774,121, 1973)
501 Simultaneous multiwavelength operation of Nd:YAG laser M.B. Danailov, I.Y. Milev (Applied Physics Letters 1992)
504 Temporal and energetic characteristics of ultrabroadband Ti[3+]:sapphire laser Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev, Ekaterina L. Arestova (Optical Engineering 1999)
509 Ultrabroadband LiF:F[2][+*] color center laser using two- prism spatially-dispersive resonator Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev, Taiju Tsubo (Optics Communications 1997)
512 Ultrabroadband operation of a Cr[4+]:forsterite laser by use of a spatially dispersed resonator Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev, Iain T. McKinnie, Donald M. Warrington (Applied Optics 1998)
516 Diode-pumped spatially dispersed broadband Cr:LiSGAF and Cr:LiSAF c.w. laser sources applied to short-coherence photorefractive holography D. Parsons-Karavassilis, Y. Gu, Z. Ansari, P.M.W. French, J.R. Taylor (Optics Communications 2000)
Section Six
Nonlinear Wavelength Conversion by Tunable Solid-State Lasers
525 Tunable alexandrite lasers: development and performance John C. Walling, Donald F. Heller, H. Samelson, D.J. Harter, Joseph A. Pete, R.C. Morris (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1985)
539 Nonlinear conversion of Ti:sapphire laser wavelengths Glen A. Rines, Henry H. Zenzie, Richard A. Schwarz, Yelena Isyanova, Peter F. Moulton (IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 1995)
547 Frequency tripling of a Q-switched Cr:LiSAF laser to the UV region Joseph F. Pinto, Leon Esterowitz, Gregg H. Rosenblatt (IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 1995)
551 Generation of tunable femtosecond pulses in the 1.21 1.27 m and 605 635 nm wavelength region by using a regeneratively initiated self-mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser Alphan Sennaroglu, Clifford R. Pollock, Howard Nathel (IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 1994)
562 Tunable red-yellow laser based on second harmonic generation of Cr:forsterite in KTP Iain T. McKinnie, AnnMarie L. Oien (Optics Communications 1997)
567 Broadband operation of frequency doubled Cr[4+]:YAG laser with high beam quality D. Lorenz, R. Menzel (OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid State Lasers, Walter R. Bosenberg, Martin M. Fejer, editors, 1998)
572 Tunable red-green solid state lasers Iain T. McKinnie, Shirin M. Giffin, AnnMarie L. Oien, Valerii V. Ter-Mikirtychev (OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid State Lasers, Walter R. Bosenberg, Martin M. Fejer, editors, 1998)
578 Tunable visible solid-state lasers based on second-harmonic generation of LiF:F[2][ ] in potassium titanyl phosphate Shirin M. Giffin, Iain T. McKinnie, Valerii V. Ter- Mikirtychev (Optics Letters 1998)
581 Tunable UV CW generation by frequency tripling of a Ti:sapphire laser Shuji Sayama, Motoichi Ohtsu (Optics Communications 1997)

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