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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1998
  • pp: 5710–5712

Saturation parameter and small-signal gain of a laser-diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser

Fumio Matsuzaka, Takeshi Yokozawa, and Hiroshi Hara  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5710-5712 (1998)

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We have studied the small-signal gain and the saturation parameter of a Tm:YAG laser in a longitudinal-mode oscillation. By using the cavity loss method, a maximum small-signal gain of 4.3%/cm at a crystal temperature of 15 °C and a maximum saturation parameter of 13 kW/cm2 at a crystal temperature of 25 °C were determined with an oscillation wavelength of 2013 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(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

Original Manuscript: November 17, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 1998
Published: August 20, 1998

Fumio Matsuzaka, Takeshi Yokozawa, and Hiroshi Hara, "Saturation parameter and small-signal gain of a laser-diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 37, 5710-5712 (1998)

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