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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17774–17779

Spectroscopy and laser performance of Nd:Lu2O3 crystal

Liangzhen Hao, Kui Wu, Hengjiang Cong, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, and Jiyang Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17774-17779 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017774


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Abstract

The spectra of Nd3+:Lu2O3 crystal have been examined at room temperature. Judd-Ofelt theory was applied to calculate the spectral parameters of the crystal. With a laser diode as pump source, a continuous-wave laser output power of 2.81 W is achieved, which is the highest value ever reported in this crystals to our knowledge, and its wavelength is also found to be dual-wavelength. Because of the emission cross-section at 1076 nm and 1080 nm are almost identical, laser oscillation for such two wavelengths can be obtained simultaneously. All the properties show that Nd:Lu2O3 is an excellent crystal for laser applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2011
Published: August 25, 2011

Citation
Liangzhen Hao, Kui Wu, Hengjiang Cong, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, and Jiyang Wang, "Spectroscopy and laser performance of Nd:Lu2O3 crystal," Opt. Express 19, 17774-17779 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17774


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