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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1982–1989

Efficient, diode-pumped Tm3+:BaY2F8 vibronic laser

F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, C. Bernardini, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1982-1989 (2004)

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In this work we report the spectroscopy and laser results of several Thulium doped BaY2F8 single crystals grown using the Czochralski technique. The doping concentration is between 2at.% and 18at.%. We performed room temperature laser experiments pumping the samples with a laser diode at 789 nm obtaining 61% as maximum optical-to-optical efficiency with a maximum output power of 290 mW and a minimum lasing threshold of 26 mW. The lasing wavelength changed with the dopant concentration from 1927 nm up to 2030 nm and the nature of the transition changed from purely electronic to vibronic, accordingly.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, C. Bernardini, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Efficient, diode-pumped Tm3+:BaY2F8 vibronic laser," Opt. Express 12, 1982-1989 (2004)

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