Journal papers


  1. T. Taira, A. Mukai, Y. Nozawa, and T. Kobayashi, "Single-mode oscillation of laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers", Opt. Lett., vol. 16, no. 24, pp. 1955-1957 (1991).

  2. T. Taira, T. Sasaki, and T. Kobayashi, "Polarization control of the Q-switch solid-state lasers with Intra-cavity SHG crystals", IEICE Transactions C-I, vol. J74-C-I, no. 10, pp. 331-339 (1991). (in Japanese); Electronics and Communications in Japan, Pt. 2, vol. 75, no. 6, pp. 1-12 (1992).

  3. T. Taira, H. Ogishi, and T. Kobayash, "Single mode oscillation of pulsed solid state lasers by a cross polarization method of injection seeding," Kogaku, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 730-735 (1992). (in Japanese)

  4. T. Taira, H. Ogishi, and T. Kobayash, "Single mode selection method of pulsed lasers by injection seeding," IEICE Transactions C-I, vol. J75-C-I, no. 6, pp. 415-421 (1992). (in Japanese); Electronics and Communications in Japan, part. 2, vol. 76, No.2, pp. 23-30 (1993).

  5. T. Taira and T. Kobayashi, "Q-switching and frequency doubling of solid-state lasers by a single intracavity KTP crystal, " IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 800-804 (1994).

  6. G. C. Bowkett, G. W. Baxter, D. J. Booth, T. Taira, H. Teranishi, and T. Kobayashi, "Single-mode 1.34-µm Nd:YVO4 microchip laser with cw Ti:sapphire and diode-laser pumping", Opt. Lett., vol. 19, no. 13, pp. 957-959 (1994).

  7. T. Taira and T. Kobayashi, "Intracavity frequency doubling and Q-switching in diode-laser-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Opt., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4298-4301 (1995).

  8. T. Taira, W.M. Tulloch, R.L. Byer, and T. Kobayashi, "Single axial-mode oscillation of a coupled cavity Yb:YAG laser," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 1, pp. 14-15 (1996).

  9. T. Taira, T. Suzudo, and T. Kobayshi, "Design method of efficient, diode end-pumped solid-state lasers using M2 factor," The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 360-366 (1996). (in Japanese)

  10. T. Taira, W.M. Tulloch, and R.L. Byer, T. Kobayashi, "Single axial mode operation of resonantly pumped Yb:YAG microchip lasers," IEICE Transactions C-I, vol. J79-C-I, no. 5, pp. 138-144 (1996). (in Japanese); Electronics and Communications in Japan, Pt. 2, vol. 79, no. 12, pp. 64-70 (1996).

  11. T. Kobayashi, Y. Enomoto, D. Hua, C. Galvez and T. Taira, "A compact, eye-safe lidar based on optical parametric oscillators," in Advances in Atmospheric Remote Sensing with Lidar, A. Ansman, R. Neuber, P. Rairoux, and U. Wandinger, eds. (Springer, 1997), pp. 11–14.

  12. T. Itoh, T. Taira, and T. Kobayashi, "Q-switching and mode selection of coupled-cavity Er,Yb:glass lasers," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, pp. L206-208 (1997).

  13. T. Taira, W. M. Tulloch, and R. L. Byer, "Modeling of quasi-three-level lasers and operation of CW Yb:YAG lasers," Appl. Opt., vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1867-1874 (1997).

  14. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Modeling of end-pumped quasi-three-level lasers by using a M2 factor and cw operation of tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 10, pp. 189-191 (1997).

  15. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayshi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature laser at room temperature: Modeling and experiment," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electrons, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 100-104 (1997).

  16. T. Ito, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, "Output characteristics of coupled-cavity Q-switched Er,Yb:Glass lasers," The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 272-276 (1998). (in Japanese)

  17. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, E. Yamaguchi, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Intracavity frequency doubled Yb:YAG miniature laser," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 19, pp. 119-121 (1998).

  18. T. Taira, N. Pavel, M. Furuhata, M. Ohtaka, T. Kobayashi, and H. Ito, "Design of longitudinally-pumped solid-state lasers by using M2 pump-beam factor," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 19, pp. 411-414 (1998).

  19. T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Diode-pumped Nd:YAG ceramics lasers," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol.19, no. 3, pp. 430-432 (1998).

  20. N. Pavel, M. Furuhata, and T. Taira, "High-efficiency longitudinally-pumped miniature Nd:YVO4 laser," Optics & Laser Tech., vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 275-280 (1998).

  21. N. Pavel, S. Kurimura, and T. Taira, "Design criteria for optimization of fiber-coupled diode longitudinally-pumped lasers using pump-beam M2 factor," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 26, pp. 253-259 (1999).

  22. T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J. Saikawa, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Highly trivalent neodymium ion doped YAG ceramic for microchip lasers," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 26, pp. 212-215 (1999).

  23. N. Pavel and T. Taira, "Pump-beam M2 factor approximation for design of diode fiber-coupled end-pumped lasers," Opt. Eng., vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 1806-1813 (1999). Cover page

  24. I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Optical properties and laser oscillation of highly neodymium-doped YAG ceramics," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 34, pp. 475-479 (2000).

  25. J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Performance of widely tunable Yb:YAG microchip lasers," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, vol. 34, pp. 106-111 (2000).

  26. A. Ikesue, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and K. Yoshida, "High-performance microchip lasers using polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics, " J. Ceram. Soc. Japan, vol. 108, no. 4, pp. 428-430 (2000).

  27. I. Shoji, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+-doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 77 no. 7, pp. 939-941 (2000).

  28. N. Pavel, J. Saikawa, and T. Taira, "Radial-pumped microchip high-power composite Yb:YAG laser: design and power characteristics," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 40, pt. 1, no. 1, pp. 146-152 (2001).

  29. N. Pavel, J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, and T. Taira, "High average power diode end-pumped composite Nd:YAG laser passively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 40, pt. 1, no. 3A, pp. 1253-1259 (2001).

  30. N. Senguttuvan, N. Kidokoro, K. Ootsuka, M. Ishii, M. Kobayashi, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and S. Kurimura, "Crystal growth and optical properties of Bi4Si3O12:Nd," J. Crystal Growth, vol. 229, pp. 188-192 (2001).

  31. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, N. Senguttuvan, M. Ishii, and M. Kobayashi, "Optical absorption and emission spectroscopy of Nd:Bi4Si3O12 grown by Bridgman method," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 50, pp. 67-71 (2001).

  32. N. Pavel, J. Saikawa, and T. Taira, "Intra-cavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser passively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 50, pp. 246-252 (2001).

  33. I. Shoji, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Thermal birefringence in Nd:YAG ceramics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 50, pp. 273-278 (2001).

  34. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties of Neodymium-doped Y2O3 ceramics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 50, pp. 417-421 (2001).

  35. V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, T. Taira, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Laser emission under resonant pump in the emitting level of concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 79, pp. 590-592 (2001).

  36. V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopy and laser emission under hot band resonant pump in highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Commun., vol. 195, pp. 225-232 (2001).

  37. N. Pavel, J. Saikawa, and T. Taira, "Diode end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser intra-cavity frequency doubled by LBO crystal," Opt. Commun., vol. 195, pp. 233-240 (2001).

  38. V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 64, 092102 (2001.9).

  39. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Laser emission in highly-doped Nd:YAG crystals under 4F5/2 and 4F3/2 pumping," Opt. Lett., vol. 26, no. 21, pp. 1678-1680 (2001).

  40. V. Lupei, A. Lupei, N. Pavel, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Comparative investigation of spectroscopic and laser emission characteristics under direct 885-nm pump of concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics and crystals," Appl. Phys. B, vol. 73, Issue 7, pp. 757-762 (2001).

  41. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Highly efficient laser emission in concentrated Nd:YVO4 components under direct pumping into the emitting level," Opt. Commun., vol. 201, pp. 431-435 (2002).

  42. J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Tunable frequency-doubled Yb:YAG microchip lasers," Opt. Mater., vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 169-174 (2002).

  43. I. Shoji, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Thermal-birefringence-induced depolarization in Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Lett., vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 234-236 (2002).

  44. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Efficient laser Emission in concentrated Nd laser materials under pumping into the emitting level," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 240-245 (2002).

  45. V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, "High-resolution spectroscopy and emission decay in concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 360-368 (2002).

  46. I. Shoji and T. Taira, "Intrinsic reduction of the depolarization loss in solid-state lasers by use of a (110)-cut Y3 Al5O12 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 80, no. 17, pp. 3048-3050 (2002).

  47. T. Dascalu, T. Taira and N. Pavel, "Diode edge-pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 41, pt. 2, no. 6A, pp. L606-L608 (2002) Express Letter.

  48. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "1064-nm laser emission of highly doped Nd: yttrium aluminum garnet under 885-nm diode laser pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 80, no. 23, pp. 4309-4311 (2002).

  49. N.E. Yu, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, S. Kurimura, and T. Taira, "Broadband quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO3 at the communications band," Opt. Lett., vol. 27, no. 12, pp. 1046-1048 (2002).

  50. I. Shoji and T. Taira, "Drastic reduction of depolarization resulting from thermally induced birefringence by use of a (110)-cut YAG crystal," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 68, pp. 521-525 (2002).

  51. V. Lupei, N. Pavel and T. Taira, "Highly efficient continuous-wave 946-nm Nd:YAG laser emission under direct 885-nm pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 81, no. 15, pp. 2677-2679 (2002).

  52. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Spectroscopic properties of neodymium-doped yttrium orthovanadate single crystals with high-resolution measurement," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 41, pt. 1, no. 10, pp. 5999-6002 (2002).

  53. T. Dascalu, T. Taira and N. Pavel, "100-W quasi-continuously-wave diode radial pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett., vol. 27, no. 20, pp. 1791-1793 (2002).

  54. Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel and V. Lupei, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 82, no. 6 pp. 844-846 (2003).

  55. H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J.H. Ro, and M. Cha, "Periodic poling in 3-mm-thick MgO:LiNbO3 crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 42, pt. 2, no. 2A, pp. L108-L110 (2003).

  56. N.E. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, S. Ashihara, T. Shimura, K. Kuroda, and T. Taira, "Efficient frequency doubling of a femtosecond pulse with simultaneous group-velocity matching and quasi phase matching in periodically poled, MgO-doped lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 82, no. 20, 19 May pp. 3388-3390 (2003).

  57. A. Lupei, V. Lupei, T. Taira, Y. Sato, A. Ikesue, C. Gheorghe, "Energy transfer processes of Nd3+ in Y2O3 ceramic," J. Luminescence., vol. 102-103, pp. 72-76 (2003.5).

  58. J. Saikawa, and T. Taira, "Second-harmonic nonlinear mirror CW mode locking in Yb:YAG microchip lasers," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. vol. 42, part 2, no. 6B, 15 June, pp. L649-L651 (2003).

  59. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Periodical poling characteristics of congruent MgO:LiNbO3 crystals at elevated temperature," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 82, no. 23, 9 June, pp. 4062-4064 (2003).

  60. Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Laser oscillation with more than 80% slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics. vol. 83, pp. 46-50 (2003).

  61. T. Dascalu, T. Taira, and N. Pavel, "Diode edge-pumped high power microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 83, pp. 231-234 (2003).

  62. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and S. Kurimura, "Periodical poling characteristics of 5mol% MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3 crystals at elevated temperature," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 83, pp. 248-253 (2003).

  63. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, M. Iwai, T. Yoshino, S. Yamaguchi, and M. Imaeda, "High-power blue generation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide by frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:YAG laser," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 83, pp. 388-392 (2003).

  64. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "The spectroscopic properties and laser characteristics of polycrystalline Nd: Y3ScxAl(5-x)O12 laser media," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 83, pp. 444 -450 (2003).

  65. S. Ashihara, T. Shimura, K. Kuroda, N.E. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, and T. Taira, "Group-velocity-matched cascaded quadratic nonlinearities of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," Opt. Lett., vol. 28, no. 16, pp. 1442-1444 (2003).

  66. Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Spectral Parameters of Nd3+-ion in the polycrystalline solid-solution composed of Y3 Al5O12 and Y3Sc2Al3O12," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 42, part. 1, no. 8, August, pp. 5071-5074 (2003).

  67. K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, K. Yamamoto, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "High-power continuous wave green generation by single-pass frequency doubling of a Nd:GdVO4 laser in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 operating at room temperature," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 42, pt. 2, no. 11A, 1 November, pp. L1296-L1298 (2003) /Express Letter.

  68. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Basic enhancement of the overall optical efficiency of intracavity frequency-doubling devices for the one-micron continuous-wave Nd:Y3 Al5O12 laser emission," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 83, no. 18, 3 November, pp. 3653-3655 (2003).

  69. M. Iwai, T. Yoshino, S. Yamaguchi, M. Imaeda, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "High-power blue generation from a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide by frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:Y3Al5O12 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 83, no. 18, 3 November, pp. 3659-3661 (2003).

  70. T. Dascalu, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "90 W continuous-wave diode edge-pumped microchip composite Yb:Y3Al5O12 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 83, no. 20, 17 November, pp. 4086-4088 (2003).

  71. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Lett., vol. 28, no. 23, 1 December, pp. 2366-2368 (2003).

  72. W.K. Jang, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and Y.M. Yu, "Laser emission under 4F5/2 and 4F3/2 pumping in Nd:LSB micro-laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 43, no. 1A/B, pp. L70-72 (2004).

  73. S. Ashihara, T. Shimura, K. Kuroda, N.E. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, M. Cha and T. Taira, "Optical pulse compression using cascaded quadratic nonlinearities in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 84, no. 7, 16 February, pp, 1055-1057 (2004).

  74. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Saturation factors of pump absorption in solid-state lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 40, no. 3, March, pp. 270-280. (2004).

  75. M. Harada, K. Muramatsu, Y. Iwasaki, S. Kurimura and T. Taira, "Periodic twinning in crystal quartz for optical quasi-phase matched secondary harmonic conversion," J. Mater. Res., vol. 19, no. 4, April, pp. 969-972 (2004).

  76. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita and K. Yamamoto, "Room-temperature, continuous-wave 1-W green power by single-pass frequency doubling in a bulk periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 crystal," Opt. Lett., vol. 29, no. 8, April 15, pp. 830-832 (2004).

  77. R. Kawai, Y. Miyasaka, K. Otsuka, J.Y. Ko, I. Shoji and T. Taira, "Oscillation spectra and dynamic effects in a highly-doped microchip Nd:YAG ceramic laser," Opt. Express, vol. 12, no. 10, May 17, pp. 2293-2302 (2004).

  78. Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, I. Shoji, T. Taira and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties and laser operation of Nd:Y3ScAl4O12 polycrystalline gain media, solid-solution of Nd:Y3Al5O12 and Nd:Y3Sc2Al3O12 ceramics," J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. Supple., vol. 112, no. 5, pp. 313-316 (2004).

  79. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, K. Muzuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, and K. Yamamoto, "High-power green generation at room temperature in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 by frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 94, pp. 196-202 (2004).

  80. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Optical properties of Yb3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic lasers," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 94, pp. 222-226 (2004).

  81. T. Dascalu, N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "High power microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 94, pp. 245-250 (2004).

  82. Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "Spectroscopic properties of disordered single crystals: solid-solution of Gd3Ga5O12 and Nd3Ga5O12," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 94, pp. 288-292 (2004).

  83. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passively mode-locked Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser with a cascaded quadratic nonlinear mirror," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 94, pp. 319-322 (2004).

  84. Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Spectroscopic properties and near quantum-limit laser-oscillation in Nd:GdVO4 single crystal," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 94, pp. 405-409 (2004).

  85. I. Shoji, T. Taira, A. Ikesue and K. Yoshida, "Reduction of the thermal load by laser oscillation in highly Nd3+-doped ceramic YAG," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 94, pp. 415-420 (2004).

  86. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira and A. Ikesue, "Absorption, emission spectrum properties, and efficient laser performances of Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramics," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 85, no. 11, September 13, pp. 1898-1900 (2004).

  87. K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa T. Sugita, K. Yamamoto, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Continuous-wave deep blue generation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 crystal by single-pass frequency doubling of a 912-nm Nd:GdVO4 laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 43, no. 10A, pp. L1293-L1295 (2004) /Express Letter.

  88. N. Pavel, I. Shoji and T. Taira, "Continuous-wave high-power Nd:YAG-KNbO3 laser at 473 nm," Opt. Laser Tech. 36, pp. 581-585 (2004).

  89. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji and T. Taira, "High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a 3-mm-thick periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device," Opt. Lett., vol. 29, no. 21, November 1, pp. 2527-2529 (2004).

  90. K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, K. Yamamoto, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Continuous-wave ultraviolet generation at 354 nm in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 by frequency tripling of a diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 microlaser," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 85, no. 18, November 1, pp. 3959-3961 (2004).

  91. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira and A. Ikesue, "Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol.85, no. 24, December 13, pp. 5845-5847 (2004).

  92. Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura and Y. Furukawa, "Stark levels, selection rules, and polarized cross sections of Yb:GdVO4 single crystal," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 98, pp. 13-17 (2005).

  93. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Periodically poled 5mm-thick MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3 for high power/energy wavelength conversion," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 98, pp. 97-101 (2005).

  94. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers: 1.3-µm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 98, pp. 183-187 (2005).

  95. N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira, Y. Tamaoki and H. Kan, "Generation of 5 W continuous-wave green power at 531 nm based on a frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4 micro-laser pumped into the emitting level at 879 nm," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 98, pp. 462-467 (2005).

  96. N. Pavel, T. Taira, K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita and K. Yamamoto, "Continuous-wave 456-nm blue light generation in a bulk periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 crystal," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 98, pp. 468-472 (2005).

  97. M. Tsunekane, T. Dascalu and T. Taira, "High-power operation of diode edge-pumped, microchip Yb:YAG laser composed with YAG ceramic pump wave-guide," OSA TOPS on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, vol. 98, pp. 603-607 (2005).

  98. Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "Comparative study on the spectroscopic properties of Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 with hybrid process, " IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron, vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 613-620 (2005).

  99. N. Pavel and T. Taira, "High-power continuous-wave intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4-LBO laser under diode pumping into the emitting level," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron, vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 631-637 (2005).

  100. J. Yi, H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and S. Kurimura, "Infrared laser spectra from an optical parametric oscillator using 5 mol.% MgO-doped periodically poled lithium niobate," Journal of the Korean Physical Society, vol. 47, no. 3, September, pp. 439-443 (2005).

  101. N. Pavel, V. Lupei and T. Taira, "1.34-µm efficient laser emission in highly-doped Nd:YAG under 885-nm diode pumping," Opt. Express, vol. 13, no. 20, pp. 7948-7953 (2005).

  102. A. Morikawa, K. Mizuuchi, T. Sugita, K. Yamamoto, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Efficient green and blue light generation using SHG devices with periodically poled structures," The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 33, no. 10, October, pp. 671-675 (2005). (in Japanese)

  103. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "High-power operation of diode edge-pumped, glue-bonded, composite Yb:Y3Al5O12 microchip laser with ceramic, undoped YAG pump light-guide," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. vol. 44, no.37, pp.L1164-L1167 (2005).

  104. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5mm x 5mm aperture," Opt. Lett., vol. 30, no. 21, pp. 2918–2920 (2005.11).

  105. T. Dascalu and T. Taira, "Highly efficient pumping configuration for microchip solid-state laser," Opt. Express, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 670-677 (2006.1).

  106. J. Yi, H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, T. Taira and S. Kurimura, "Generation of 6µm radiation by optical parametric oscillator and difference frequency generation in periodically poled LiNbO3," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 45, no. 1A, pp. 111-115 (2006).

  107. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Efficient, water-cooled heat-sink for high-power edge-pumped microchip lasers," The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 34, no. 2, February, pp. 181-187 (2006). (in Japanese)

  108. N. Pavel, V. Lupei, J. Saikawa, T. Taira and H. Kan, "Neodymium concentration dependence of 0.94-, 1.06- and 1.34-µm laser emission and of heating effects under 809- and 885-nm diode laser pumping of Nd:YAG," Appl. Phys. B 82, pp. 599-605 (2006).

  109. N. Pavel and T. Taira, "Continuous-wave high-power multi-pass pumped thin-disc Nd:GdVO4 laser," Opt. Commun., vol. 260, pp. 271-276 (2006).

  110. M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "300 W continuous-wave operation of a diode edge-pumped, hybrid composite Yb:YAG microchip laser," Opt. Lett., vol. 31, no. 13, pp. 2003-2005 (2006).

  111. L. Gheorghe, V. Lupei, P. Loiseau, G. Aka and T. Taira, "Second-harmonic generations of blue light in nonlinear optical crystals of Gd1-xLuxCa4O(BO3)3 and Gd1-xScxCa4O(BO3)3 through noncritical phase matching," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 1630-1634 (2006).

  112. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "The studies of thermal conductivity in GdVO4, YVO4, and Y3Al5O12 measured by quasi-one-dimensional flash method," Opt. Express, vol. 14, no. 22, pp. 10528-10536 (2006).

  113. J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "52 mJ narrow-bandwidth degenerated optical parametric system with a large-aperture periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device," Opt. Lett., vol. 31 , no. 21, pp. 3149-3151 (2006).

  114. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "High-power operation of diode edge-pumped, composite all-ceramic Yb:Y3Al5O12 microchip laser," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 90, no. 12, pp. 121101-1-3 (2007).

  115. I. Shoji, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Thermally-induced-birefringence effects of highly Nd3+-doped Y3Al5O12 ceramic lasers, " Opt. Mater., vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1271-1276 (2007).

  116. Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Characteristics of Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser, " Opt. Mater., vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1277-1282 (2007).

  117. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Femtosecond Yb3+-doped Y3(Sc0.5Al0.5)2O12 ceramic laser, " Opt. Mater., vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1283-1288 (2007).

  118. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Design and performance of compact heatsink for high-power diode edge-pumped, microchip lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 619-625 (2007).

  119. Y. Sato, A. Ikesue, and T. Taira, "Tailored spectral designing of layer-by-layer type composite Nd:Y3ScAl4O12/Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramics," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 838-843 (2007).

  120. J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "High-energy, narrow-bandwidth periodically poled Mg-doped LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator with a volume Bragg grating," Opt. Lett., vol. 32, no. 20, pp. 2996-2998 (2007).

  121. Y. Petit, B. Boulanger, P. Segonds, and T. Taira, "Angular quasi-phase-matching," Physical Review A, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 063817_1-7 (2007).

  122. R. Bhushan, H. Yoshida, K. Tsubakimoto, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, N. Miyanaga, Y. Izawa, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Generation of high efficiency 2µm laser pulse from a periodically poled 5 mol% MgO-doped LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator, " Applied Physics Express, vol. 1, no. 2, 022007_1-3 (2008).

  123. R. Bhushan, H. Yoshida, K. Tsubakimoto, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, N. Miyanaga, Y. Izawa, H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "High efficiency and high energy parametric wavelength conversion using a large aperture periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," Opt. Commun., vol. 281, pp. 3902-3905 (2008).

  124. J. Saikawa, M. Miyazaki, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "High-energy, broadly tunable, narrow-bandwidth mid-infrared optical parametric system pumped by quasi-phase-matched devices," Opt. Lett., vol. 33, no. 15, pp. 1699-1701 (2008).

  125. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Mg-doped congruent LiTaO3 crystal for large-aperture quasi-phase matching device," Opt. Express, vol. 16, no. 21, pp. 16963-16970 (2008).

  126. K. Xu, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, R. Maillard, A. Maillard and T. Taira, "Nonlinear optical properties of Ca5(BO3) 3F crystal," Opt. Express, vol. 16, no. 22, pp. 17735-17744 (2008).

  127. H. Sakai, H. Kan, and T. Taira, ">1 MW peak power single-mode high-brightness passively Q-switched Nd3+:YAG microchip laser," Opt. Express, vol. 16, no. 24, pp. 19891-19899 (2008).

  128. Y. Sato, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Novel model of thermal conductivity for optical materials," The Review of Laser Engineering Supplemental Volume 2008, pp. 1081-1084 (2008).

  129.  X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, R. Kienberger and F. Krausz, "Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-µJ pulses at 2.1-µm carrier wavelength," Opt. Express, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 62-69 (2009.1).

  130. Y. Sato, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, "Effects of rare-earth doping on thermal conductivity in Y3Al5O12 crystals," Optical Materials 31, pp. 720-724 (2009).

  131. S. Hayashi, T. Shibuya, H. Sakai, T. Yasui, T. Taira, Y. Ogawa, C. Otani, and K. Kawase, "Portable and tunable terahertz-wave parametric generator pumped by microchip Nd:YAG laser," The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 37, no. 4 (Special Issue on Micro Solid-State Photonics), pp. 278-282 (2009). (in Japanese).

  132. M. Tsunekane, T. Inohara, A. Ando, N. Kido, K. Kanehara, and T. Taira, "Micro-lasers for ignition engines, "The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 37, no. 4 (Special Issue on Micro Solid-State Photonics), pp. 283-289 (2009). (in Japanese).

  133. Y. Ido, K. Watanabe, N. Ishigaki, A. Kadoya, K. Tokuda, K. Tojo, and T. Taira, "Development of microchip laser / periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 (PPSLT) for the light source of MALDI," The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 37, no. 4 (Special Issue on Micro Solid-State Photonics), pp. 290-295 (2009). (in Japanese).

  134. M. Miyazaki, J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Development of a high-energy, broadly tunable and narrow band-width mid-infrared light source and its application to infrared-ultraviolet double resonance spectroscopy," The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 37, no. 4 (Special Issue on Micro Solid-State Photonics), pp. 296-303 (2009). (in Japanese).

  135. S. Hayashi, T. Shibuya, H. Sakai, T. Taira, C. Otani, Y. Ogawa, and K. Kawase, "Tunability enhancement of a terahertz-wave parametric generator pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser," Applied Optics, vol. 48, no 15, pp. 2899-2902. (2009.5)

  136. M. Miyazaki, J. Saikawa, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and M. Fujii, "Isomer selective infrared spectroscopy of supersonically cooled cis- and trans-N-phenylamides in the region from the amide band to NH stretching vibration," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., vol. 11, pp. 6098-6106 (2009).

  137. P. Brand, B. Boulanger, P. Segonds, Y. Petit, C. Felix, B. Menaert, T. Taira, and H. Ishizuki, "Angular quasi-phase-matching experiments and determination of accurate Sellmeier equations for 5%MgO:PPLN," Opt. Lett., vol. 34, no. 17, pp. 2578-2580 (2009.9).

  138. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "High energy quasi-phase matched optical parametric oscillation using Mg-doped congruent LiTaO3 crystal," Opt. Express, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 253-258 (2010).

  139. M. Tsunekane, T. Inohara, A. Ando, N. Kido, K. Kanehara, and T. Taira, "High peak power, passively Q-switched microlaser for ignition of engines, " IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 277-284 (2010).

  140. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "Enhancing performances of a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG microlaser with a volume Bragg grating output coupler," Opt. Lett., vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 1617-1619 (2010).

  141. G. Masada, T. Suzudo, Y. Satoh, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and A. Furusawa, "Efficient generation of highly squeezed light with periodically poled MgO: LiNbO3," Opt. Express, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 13114-13121 (2010).

  142. J. Akiyama, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "Laser ceramics with rare-earth-doped anisotropic materials," Opt. Lett., vol. 35, no. 21, pp. 3598-3600 (2010.11).

  143.  J. Akiyama, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "Laser demonstration of diode-pumped Nd3+-doped fluorapatite anisotropic ceramics," Appl. Phys. Express, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 022703_1-3 (2011).

  144. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Composite, all-ceramics, high-peak power Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG monolithic micro-laser with multiple-beam output for engine ignition," Opt. Express, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 9378-9384 (2011).

  145. Y. Sato, T. Taira, V. Smirnov, L. Glebova, and L. Glebov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Nd3+-doped photo-thermo-refractive glass," Opt. Lett., vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 2257-2259 (2011).

  146. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Variation of the stimulated emission cross section in Nd:YAG caused by the structural changes of Russell-Saunders manifolds," Opt. Mater. Express, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 514-522 (2011).

  147. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "> 6 MW peak power at 532 nm from passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG microchip laser," Opt. Express, vol. 19, no. 20, pp. 19135-19141 (2011).

  148. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Megawatt level UV output from [110] Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched microchip laser," Opt. Express, vol. 19, no. 23, pp. 22510-22514 (2011).

  149. W. Kong and T. Taira, "Lens-less edge-pumped high power microchip laser," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 100, no. 14, pp. 141105-1-4 (2012).

  150. R. Bhandari, T. Taira, A. Miyamoto, Y. Furukawa, and T. Tago, "> 3 MW peak power at 266 nm using Nd:YAG/ Cr4+:YAG microchip laser and fluxless-BBO," Opt. Mater. Express, vol. 2, no. 7, pp. 907-913 (2012).

  151. W. Kong, A. Sugita, and T. Taira, "Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes and vortex arrays based on 2D gain-distribution controlled microchip laser," Opt. Lett., vol. 37, no. 13, pp. 2661-2663 (2012).

  152. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Temperature dependencies of stimulated emission cross section for Nd-doped solid-state laser materials," Opt. Mater. Express, vol. 2, no. 8, pp. 1076-1087 (2012).

  153. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Half-joule output optical-parametric oscillation by using 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3," Opt. Express, vol. 20, no. 18, pp. 20002- 20010 (2012).

  154. Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, H. Fattahi, M. Ueffing, X. Gu, M. Ossiander, T. Metzger, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, G. Marcus, F. Krausz, R. Kienberger, and N. Karpowicz "Carrier-envelope-phase-stable, 1.2 mJ, 1.5 cycle laser pulses at 2.1 μm," Opt. Lett., vol. 37, no. 23, pp. 4973-4975 (2012)

  155. K. Furui, J. Hayashi, T. Okada, N. Nakatsuka, T. Taira, T. Hori, and F. Akamatsu, "Study on laser induced ignition for methane-air mixtures with pico-second pulse duration laser," Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B, vol. 78, no. 795, pp. 2004-2014 (2012). (in Japanese)

  156. M. Hemmer, A. Thai, M. Baudisch, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and J. Biegert, "18-μJ energy, 160-kHz repetition rate, 250-MW peak power mid-IR OPCPA," Chinese Opt. Lett., vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 013202-1-3 (2013).

  157. V. Kemlin, D. Jegouso, J. Debray, P. Segonds, B. Boulanger, B. Menaert, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, "Widely tunable optical parametric oscillator in a 5 mm-thick 5%MgO:PPLN partial cylinder," Opt. Lett., vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 860-862 (2013).

  158. M. Tsunekane, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Simultaneously 3-Point Ignitable, Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG Ceramic Micro-Lasers," Rev. Laser Eng., vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 119-124 (2013). (in Japanese)

  159. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "High peak power, passively Q-switched Yb:YAG/Cr:YAG micro-lasers, " IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 454-461 (2013). DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2013.2252327

  160. Y. Sato, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, "Orientation control of micro-domains in anisotropic laser ceramics," Opt. Materi. Express, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 829-841 (2013).

  161. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Palm-top size megawatt peak power ultraviolet microlaser," Opt. Eng., vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 076102-1-6 (2013). doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.7.076102

  162. R. Bhandari, N. Tsuji, T. Suzuki, M. Nishifuji, and T. Taira, "Efficient second to ninth harmonic generation using
        megawatt peak power microchip laser," Opt. Express, vol. 21, no. 23, pp. 28849-28855 (2013).

  163. V. Kemlin, D. Jegouso, J. Debray, E. Boursier, P. Segonds, B. Boulanger, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, G. Mennerat, J. Melkonian, and A. Godard, "Dual-wavelength source from 5%MgO:PPLN cylinders for the characterization of nonlinear infrared crystals," Opt. Express, vol. 21, no. 23, pp. 28886-28891 (2013). doi: 10.1364/OE.21.028886

  164. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Temporal and observations of the anisotropic transmission of a Cr:YAG saturable absorber in a passively Q-switched laser," Rev. Laser Eng., vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 71-78 (2014) (in Japanese).

  165. H. Minamide, S. Hayashi, K. Nawata, T. Taira, J. Shikata, and K. Kawase, "Kilowatt-peak terahertz-wave generation and sub-femtojoule terahertz-wave pulse detection based on nonlinear optical wavelength-conversion at room temperature," Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 25-37 (2014). DOI 10.1007/s10762-013-0041-0

  166. K. Nawata, T. Notake, H. Ishizuki, F. Qi, Y. Takida, S. Fan, S. Hayashi, T. Taira, and H. Minamide, "Effective terahertz-to-near-infrared photon conversion in slant-stripe-type periodically poled LiNbO3," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 104 no. 9, pp. 091125-1-3 (2014). DOI: 10.1063/1.4868096

  167. Y.  Sato and T. Taira, "Highly accurate interferometric evaluation of thermal expansion and dn/dT of optical materials," Opt. Mater. Express, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 876-888 (2014).

  168. S. Hayashi, K. Nawata, T. Taira, J. Shikata, K. Kawase, and H. Minamide, "Ultrabright continuously tunable terahertz-wave generation at room temperature," Scientific Reports, 4:5045 (2014). DOI: 10.1038/srep05045

  169. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Improvement of laser-beam distortion in large-aperture PPMgLN device by using X-axis Czochralski-grown crystal," Opt. Express, vol. 22, no. 16, pp. 19668-19673 (2014). DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.019668

  170. Y. Sato, M. Arzakantsyan, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, "Anisotropic Yb:FAP laser ceramics by micro-domain control," Opt. Mater. Express, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 2006-2015 (2014). DOI:10.1364/OME.4.002006

  171. S. Ilas, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and T. Taira, "240 kW peak power at 266 nm in nonlinear YAl3(BO3)4 single crystal," Opt. Express, vol. 22, no. 24, pp. 30325-30332 (2014). DOI:10.1364/OE.22.030325

  172. S. C. Kumar, J. Wei, J. Debray, V. Kemlin, B. Boulanger, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "High-power, widely tunable, room-temperature picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on cylindrical 5%MgO:PPLN," Opt. Lett., vol. 40, no. 16, pp. 3897-3900 (2015). DOI: 10.1364/OL.40.003897

  173. W. Kong, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "Diode edge-pumped passively Q-switched microchip laser," Opt. Eng., vol. 54, no. 9, pp. 090501-1-090501-3 (2015). DOI:10.1117/1.OE.54.9.090501

  174. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "High-gain mid-infrared optical-parametric generation pumped by microchip laser," Opt. Express, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 1046-1052 (2016). DOI:10.1364/OE.24.001046

  175. A. Kausas and T. Taira, "Giant-pulse Nd:YVO4 microchip laser with MW-level peak power by emission cross-sectional control," Opt. Express, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 3137-3149 (2016). DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.003137

  176. 常包正樹, 平等拓範, "自動車エンジン点火用の超小型固体レーザー," 光学, vol. 45, no.3, pp. 111-113 (2016.3): M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Micro solid-state laser for ignition of automobile engines" in KOGAKU, vol. 45, no. 3, Optical Society of Japan, pp. 111-113 (2016.3). (in Japanese).

  177. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Direct measurement of temporal transmission distribution of a saturable absorber in a passively Q-switched laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 5200107 (7 pages) (2016). DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2016.2541922

  178. T. Goto, R. Morimoto, J. W. Pritchard, M. Mina, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, P. B. Lim, T. Taira, and M. Inoue, "Magneto-optical Q-switching using magnetic garnet film with micromagnetic domains," Opt. Express, vol. 24, no. 16, pp. 17635-17643 (2016). DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.017635

  179. R. Morimoto, T. Goto, J. Pritchard, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, P. B. Lim, H. Uchida, M. Mina, T. Taira, and M. Inoue, "Magnetic domains driving a Q-switched laser," Sci. Rep., 6, 38679 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/srep38679

  180. L. Zheng, A. Kausas, and T. Taira, ">MW peak power at 266 nm, low jitter kHz repetition rate from intense pumped microlaser," Opt. Express, vol. 24, no. 25, pp. 28748-28760 (2016). DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.028748

  181. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Model for the polarization dependence of the saturable absorption in Cr4+:YAG," Opt. Mater. Express, vol. 7, no. 21, pp. 577-586 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.7.000577

  182. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Quasi phase-matched quartz for intense-laser pumped wavelength conversion," Opt. Express, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 2369-2376 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.002369

  183. H. H. Lim and T. Taira, "Sub-nanosecond laser induced air-breakdown with giant-pulse duration tuned Nd:YAG ceramic micro-laser by cavity-length control," Opt. Express, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 6302-6310 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.006302 

  184. A. Kausas, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, Y. Zheng, L. Zheng, and T. Taira, "Temperature stable operation of YCOB crystal for giant-pulse green microlaser," Opt. Express, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 6431-6439 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.006431


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