We report on the spectroscopic properties, energy transfer and CW laser operation of a diode-pumped Er,Yb:YVO4 laser. Output power of 170 mW with slope efficiency of 8% with respect to absorbed pump power was demonstrated.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, " Spectroscopy and Continuous-Wave Diode-Pumped Laser Operation of Er3+,Yb3+:YVO4 Single Crystal," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB22.