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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2006
  • pp: 470–471

Tunable CW Tm,Ho:YLF laser at 2 microns

Yufeng Li, Baoquan Yao, Zhenguo Wang, Yuezhu Wang, and Youlun Ju  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 470-471 (2006)


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Abstract

A tunable continuous wave (CW) low temperature operating Tm (6 at.-%),Ho (0.6at.-%):YLF laser pumped by fiber-coupled diode laser is reported. The maximum output power is 4.16 W at 2073 nm by use of 30% output coupling, the slope efficiency is 33%. A tuning range from 2049 to 2081 nm is achieved with a birefringent filter (BF). The factors that contribute to the output power and tuning range are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Yufeng Li, Baoquan Yao, Zhenguo Wang, Yuezhu Wang, and Youlun Ju, "Tunable CW Tm,Ho:YLF laser at 2 microns," Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 470-471 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-4-8-470


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