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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2006
  • pp: 3352–3355

Diode-pumped, continuous-wave Tm:YAIO3 laser

Thangavel Thevar and Norman P. Barnes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 14, pp. 3352-3355 (2006)

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A continuous-wave, diode-pumped, room-temperature Tm:YAlO 3 laser was built, characterized, and compared with a theoretical model. Spectroscopic parameters of the laser crystal, such as the pump band (3H4 manifold) lifetime, the upper laser level (3F4 manifold) lifetime, and the absorption coefficient were measured. The experimental data were used to calculate the quantum efficiency of Tm self-quenching of the 3H4 manifold.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2005

Thangavel Thevar and Norman P. Barnes, "Diode-pumped, continuous-wave Tm:YAIO3 laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 3352-3355 (2006)

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