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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S5 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: A1082–A1087

High power diode-pumped 2.7-μm Er3+:Y2O3 laser with nearly quantum defect-limited efficiency

T. Sanamyan, M. Kanskar, Y. Xiao, D. Kedlaya, and M. Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S5, pp. A1082-A1087 (2011)

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We report diode-pumped Er3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser with ~14 W of true CW output at ~2.7 μm. This presents nearly ten-fold power increase with respect to previous best result with this laser material. We also believe this to be the highest power ever reported from Er3+-doped bulk crystalline laser operating in a ~3-μm wavelength range. Power-scaled performance of 974-nm pumped Er3+:Y2O3 laser was achieved with the slope efficiency of ~26%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2011
Published: July 25, 2011

T. Sanamyan, M. Kanskar, Y. Xiao, D. Kedlaya, and M. Dubinskii, "High power diode-pumped 2.7-μm Er3+:Y2O3 laser with nearly quantum defect-limited efficiency," Opt. Express 19, A1082-A1087 (2011)

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