Efficient resonantly diode-pumped Er:YAG cryo-laser is demonstrated for the first time. Slope efficiency of 71.5% per absorbed power was achieved at 78°K in these initial experiments. Maximum quasi-CW power of over 63W is reported.
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M. Dubinskii, N. Ter-Gabrielyan, G. A. Newburgh, and L. D. Merkle, " Resonantly Diode-PumpedEr:YAG Cryo-Laser at 1618 nm," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MF5.
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