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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13700–13707

Spectroscopic and laser properties of Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal at 1.5-1.6 μm

Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Jianhua Huang, Xinghong Gong, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13700-13707 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.013700


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Abstract

An Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal doped with 24.1 at.% Yb3+ and 1.1 at.% Er3+ ions was grown by the flux method. The polarized spectroscopic properties related to the operation of 1.5–1.6 μm laser of the crystal were evaluated at room temperature. The laser properties of a 0.7-mm-thick, c-cut crystal were investigated in diode-end-pumped hemispherical and plano-plano cavities, respectively. Compared with those of Er3+:Yb3+:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal obtained under similar experimental conditions, higher maximum output peak power, higher slope efficiency, and lower threshold were achieved in the Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2010
Published: June 10, 2010

Citation
Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Jianhua Huang, Xinghong Gong, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "Spectroscopic and laser properties of Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal at 1.5-1.6 μm," Opt. Express 18, 13700-13707 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-13-13700


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