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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2003
  • pp: 4883–4886

Efficient laser operation of an Yb:S-FAP crystal at 985 nm

Sylvie Yiou, François Balembois, Kathleen Schaffers, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 24, pp. 4883-4886 (2003)

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We have obtained three-level cw laser operation at 985 nm with a Yb-doped S-FAP bulk crystal pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser. An output power of 250 mW for an incident pump power of 1.45 W has been achieved, which is the highest cw output power ever obtained, to our knowledge, at this wavelength with a Yb-doped crystal. The experimental results are in good agreement with the numerical model that we have developed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2003
Published: August 20, 2003

Sylvie Yiou, François Balembois, Kathleen Schaffers, and Patrick Georges, "Efficient laser operation of an Yb:S-FAP crystal at 985 nm," Appl. Opt. 42, 4883-4886 (2003)

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