New, Efficient Optically Pumped Solid State Lasers.
Final rept. 15 Aug 84-14 Nov 88,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR LASER STUDIES
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This effort explored the effects on laser operation of ion-ion interactions in crystalline solids. Our work on the doubly-doubly Nd, Er YAG and Nd, Ho YAG lasers has demonstrated not only simultaneous lasing of both ionic species but also drastic lifetime productions in the lower laser states of both Er and Ho. This work has enabled us to predict crystals in which 4 level operations at 2.9 microns can be achieved and initial verification was obtained with Er,Nd YALO. Keywords Solid state lasers Laser spectroscopy Ion-ion interactions. jhd
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy