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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2000
  • pp: 982–985

Gain saturation measurements of ytterbium-doped Sr5(PO4)3F

Andy J. Bayramian, Camille Bibeau, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Christopher D. Marshall, and Steve A. Payne  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 982-985 (2000)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

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)

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