We report on the experimental measurement of the saturated gain of Yb3+:Sr5(PO4)3F at the 1047-nm laser line as a function of pump fluence and probe energy. The emission line was accurately modeled as a single homogeneous extraction, yielding values of 6.2 × 10–20 cm2 for the emission cross section and 3.3 J/cm2 for the saturation fluence.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 16, 1999
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 1999
Published: February 20, 2000
Andy J. Bayramian, Camille Bibeau, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Christopher D. Marshall, and Steve A. Payne, "Gain saturation measurements of ytterbium-doped Sr5(PO4)3F," Appl. Opt. 39, 982-985 (2000)