PROCEEDINGS VOLUME 6100
LASERS AND APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING | 21-26 JANUARY 2006
Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices
LASERS AND APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
21-26 January 2006
San Jose, California, United States
Compact Lasers and Harmonics
Proc. SPIE 6100, Size-scaling of TEM<sub>00</sub> mode optically pumped semiconductor lasers, 610001 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659290
Proc. SPIE 6100, Optically pumped semiconductor lasers at 505 nm in the power range above 100 mW, 610002 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659286
Proc. SPIE 6100, Continuous-wave visible laser by intracavity-doubled fiber laser, 610003 (22 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649522
Microchip Lasers and Systems
Proc. SPIE 6100, Ceramic Yb:YAG microchip laser, 610004 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660179
Proc. SPIE 6100, Microchip laser operating at 1338 nm, 610005 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.641901
Proc. SPIE 6100, Subnanosecond tunable dye laser pumped by a Nd:YAG microchip laser, 610006 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644324
Proc. SPIE 6100, Highly efficient ultra-low threshold miniature cerium fluoride lasers generating sub-nanosecond pulses at 287nm and 311nm, 610007 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647660
Proc. SPIE 6100, Low-cost 7 mW CW 355-nm diode-pumped intracavity frequency-tripled microchip laser, 610008 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644165
Eye-Safe and Mid-infrared Lasers (joint session)
Proc. SPIE 6100, High-power fiber-bulk hybrid lasers, 61000A (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660930
Proc. SPIE 6100, 100-megawatt power Q-switched Er-glass laser, 61000B (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646552
Proc. SPIE 6100, Power scaling of 1617-nm Er:YAG laser operation using a narrow bandwidth output coupler, 61000C (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669532
Proc. SPIE 6100, Saturable absorbed Er:YAG Q-switched laser with short pulse, 61000D (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669534
Proc. SPIE 6100, 3.9-4.8&mu;m gain-switched lasing of Fe:ZnSe at room temperature, 61000F (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646821
Proc. SPIE 6100, Mid-infrared (3-5 &#956;m) emission from rare earth doped KPb<sub>2</sub>Br<sub>5</sub>, 61000G (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643918
Mode Locked and ULF Lasers
Proc. SPIE 6100, Future trends and applications of ultrafast laser technology, 61000H (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661032
Proc. SPIE 6100, High energy 40 fs compact diode-pumped femtosecond laser for nanostructuring applications, 61000I (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643824
Proc. SPIE 6100, Generation of 47-fs pulses from a diode-pumped Yb<sup>3+</sup>:CaGdAlO<sub>4</sub> femtosecond laser, 61000J (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644139
Proc. SPIE 6100, Generation of 13.5-fs pulses from a diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked prismless Cr:LiSGaF laser, 61000K (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646358
Proc. SPIE 6100, Cryogenically cooled Ti:sapphire amplifiers, 61000L (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659291
Proc. SPIE 6100, Cryogenic Faraday isolator for high average power lasers, 61000N (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644135
Proc. SPIE 6100, Acousto-optically Q-switched and mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> laser, 61000P (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660729
Proc. SPIE 6100, Optimization of a femtosecond Ti:Sapphire amplifier using an acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter and a genetic algorithm, 61000Q (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674363
Tunable Lasers
Proc. SPIE 6100, High performance widely tunable Ti:sapphire laser with nanosecond pulses, 61000R (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645687
Proc. SPIE 6100, Power scaling and extended tunability of mode-locked titanium-doped sapphire lasers, 61000S (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669537
Proc. SPIE 6100, High-efficiency CW green-pumped alexandrite lasers, 61000T (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659792
Proc. SPIE 6100, Characterization of cobalt-doped ZnSe and ZnS crystals as saturable absorbers for alexandrite lasers, 61000U (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646666
Proc. SPIE 6100, Construction and characterization of a titanium:sapphire CW laser system with kHz linewidth, 61000V (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660947
Laser Materials and Components
Proc. SPIE 6100, Fluoride laser crystals: old and new, 61000W (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660946
Proc. SPIE 6100, Modeling of time-dependent thermal effects in Cr<sup>2+</sup>-doped zinc selenide thin disks, 61000X (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644689
Proc. SPIE 6100, Middle-infrared electroluminescence of n-type Cr-doped ZnSe crystals, 61000Y (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646935
Proc. SPIE 6100, Lasing properties of new Nd<sup>3+</sup>-doped tungstate, molybdate, and fluoride materials under selective optical pumping, 61000Z (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646043
Proc. SPIE 6100, Enhancement of blue thulium emission on Nd:Yb:Tm-doped YLF crystals, 610010 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643869
Proc. SPIE 6100, Spatial mapping of fluorescence and Raman spectra across grain boundaries in a transparent Nd-YAG ceramic laser material, 610011 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.642405
Proc. SPIE 6100, Development of solid-state ceramic laser material using Nd:yttria, 610012 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.657763
Proc. SPIE 6100, Laser properties of mixed Nd:Y<sub>1-x</sub>Gd<sub>x</sub> VO<sub>4</sub> with different crystal compositions, 610013 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644878
Proc. SPIE 6100, Compositional influence on spectroscopic properties of Yb<sup>3+</sup>-doped tellurite glasses, 610014 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645098
High Power Lasers
Proc. SPIE 6100, MOPA with kW average power and multi MW peak power: experimental results, theoretical modeling, and scaling limits, 610016 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646523
Proc. SPIE 6100, Improving the beam quality of a high-power Yb:YAG rod laser, 610018 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649358
Harmonic Power Scaling
Proc. SPIE 6100, High-power Q-switched TEM<sub>00</sub> mode diode-pumped solid state lasers with > 30W output power at 355nm, 610019 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659288
Proc. SPIE 6100, Advances in high-power harmonic generation: Q-switched lasers with electronically adjustable pulse width, 61001B (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661034
Frequency Converted Lasers (Joint Session)
Proc. SPIE 6100, Generation of THz and IR radiation in DAST crystals, 61001C (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661033
Proc. SPIE 6100, 200 Terawatt femtosecond laser based on optical parametric amplification in DKDP crystal, 61001D (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644554
Proc. SPIE 6100, New wavelengths generated by BaWO<sub>4</sub> or KGW intracavity Raman laser, 61001E (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646065
Proc. SPIE 6100, Characterization of RbTiOPO<sub>4</sub> crystal for non-linear and electro-optic applications, 61001F (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644680
Proc. SPIE 6100, Mode locked Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> laser with intracavity synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator, 61001G (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645906
Laser Systems Designs, Modeling, and Applications
Proc. SPIE 6100, High-power solid-state sodium guidestar laser for the Gemini North Observatory, 61001H (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659910
Proc. SPIE 6100, Optical extraction from Nd:YAG lasers with ASE gain depumping losses, 61001I (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647517
Proc. SPIE 6100, Modeling a diode pumped Nd: YAG rod laser, 61001J (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.641423
Proc. SPIE 6100, Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG, and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr<sup>4+</sup> -doped garnets, 61001K (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643882
Proc. SPIE 6100, Side-pumped neodymium slab lasers Q-switched by V:YAG on 1.3&#956;m, 61001L (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645757
Proc. SPIE 6100, High-power Q-switched rotary disk lasers, 61001M (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646887
Proc. SPIE 6100, Tailoring the performance of q-switched solid state lasers: why and how, 61001N (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659376
Proc. SPIE 6100, Diode-end-pumped actively and passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO<sub>4</sub> lasers at 1.34 &#956;m, 61001P (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645028
Proc. SPIE 6100, Novel laser range finding algorithms, 61001Q (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645131
Proc. SPIE 6100, Extractable energy from ytterbium-doped high-energy pulsed fiber amplifiers and lasers, 61001T (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682261
Special Session: Space Qualified Laser Components and Systems I
Proc. SPIE 6100, Review of solid-state lasers for space applications (Tutorial), 61001U (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660699
Proc. SPIE 6100, Qualification and issues with space flight laser systems and components, 61001V (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674042