Acousto-optically induced unidirectional operation of a Ho:YAG ring laser pumped by a Tm-doped silica fibre laser has been demonstrated. 3.7W of single-frequency output at 2114nm for 8.8W of incident pump power at 1905nm was obtained.
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(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
D. Y. Shen, W. A. Clarkson, L. J. Cooper, and R. B. Williams, "3.7-Watt single-frequency cw Ho:YAG ring laser end-pumped by a cladding-pumped Tm-doped silica fibre laser," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (TOPS), G. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper 362.
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