Nd:MgO:LiNbO(3) Spectroscopy and Laser Devices
Published in: Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Optical Physics, v. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1, 1986, p. 140-148
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Laser oscillation in Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 has been demonstrated. Thresholds as low as 3.6 mW and slope efficiencies up to 39% were achieved in a resonantly pumped miniature device. The electro-optical and nonlinear-optical properties of the host were also used to make active internal Q-switched and self-frequency-doubled lasers. Photorefractive damage is shown to be greatly suppressed compared with that for non-MgO-doped material. Absorption spectra, fluorescence spectra, and lifetime measurements are also reported.