Random laser action in stoichiometric Nd3Ga5O12 garnet crystal powder

I. Iparraguirre, J. Azkargorta, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, U. R. Rodríguez-Mendoza, V. Lavín, M. Barredo-Zuriarrain, R. Balda, J. Fernández

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Abstract

This work explores the room temperature infrared random laser (RL) performance of Nd3+ ions in a new stoichiometric Nd3Ga5O12 crystal powder. The time-resolved measurements show that the RL pulse is able to follow the subnanosecond oscillations of the pump pulse profile. The pump threshold energy and the absolute stimulated emission energy have been measured using a method developed by the authors. The laser slope efficiency is the highest compared to other Nd3+ stoichiometric RL crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035402
JournalLaser Physics Letters
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar

Keywords

  • garnet
  • neodymium
  • random laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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