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Advanced Solid State Lasers
Boston, Massachusetts United States
January 31, 1999
Poster Session I (MB)

Mid-infrared Tm3+ 4-level lasers in a variety of crystals: model and experiment

Vikas Sudesh and J.A. Piper


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Room temperature, pulsed laser actions at 2.4µm based on the 3H4-3H5 transition in 1.5% Tm:YLF, 1.5% Tm:YAG and 2.0% Tm:LuAG crystals have been achieved. The experimental data are compared with modeled results. Output energies of more than 1mJ have been obtained for each crystals.

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

V. Sudesh and J. A. Piper, "Mid-infrared Tm3+ 4-level lasers in a variety of crystals: model and experiment," in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB7.

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