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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 1488–1492

Diode-end-pumped continuously tunable single frequency Tm, Ho:LLF laser at 2.06  μm

Xinlu Zhang, Su Zhang, Nana Xiao, Jinhui Cui, Jiaqun Zhao, and Li Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 8, pp. 1488-1492 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.001488


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Abstract

We report on a laser diode-end-pumped continuously tunable single frequency Tm, Ho:LLF laser near room temperature. For transmission of 5%, the maximum single frequency output power of 221 mW at 2064.4 nm was obtained by using two uncoated etalons. The single frequency Tm, Ho:LLF laser operated on the fundamental transverse mode with an M2 factor of 1.13, and the output frequency could be tuned continuously near 1.5 GHz by angle tuning only of the 1 mm thick etalon. Furthermore, the influence of output coupler transmission on the laser performance was also investigated. The single frequency laser can be used as a seed laser for coherent Doppler lidar and differential absorption lidar systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: March 3, 2014

Citation
Xinlu Zhang, Su Zhang, Nana Xiao, Jinhui Cui, Jiaqun Zhao, and Li Li, "Diode-end-pumped continuously tunable single frequency Tm, Ho:LLF laser at 2.06  μm," Appl. Opt. 53, 1488-1492 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-8-1488


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