The development of room-temperature diode-pumped 2 µm Tm-Ho:KYF4 laser is reported for the first time. 268 mW output power, 33% efficiency and 100 nm tunability are demonstrated. Single-mode operation is selected using an intracavity etalon.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
G. Galzerano, S. Taccheo, P. Laporta, A. Toncelli, M. Toncelli, and E. Sani, "Widely tunable Tm-Ho:KYF4 laser around 2 µm," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WB13.
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