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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7640–7645

Efficient mid-infrared laser operation of Li3Lu3-xTmxBa2(MoO4)8 disordered crystal

Mauricio Rico, Xiumei Han, Concepción Cascales, Fátima Esteban-Betegón, and Carlos Zaldo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7640-7645 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.007640


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Abstract

Tm-doped Li3Lu3Ba2(MoO4)8 monoclinic (C2/c) crystals were grown by the TSSG-method. Details of the crystal growth and Tm3+ spectroscopy are presented. 514 mW of laser light at 1940 nm was obtained with 71.4% of slope efficiency in quasi-cw operation mode. The laser was tuned in the 1853-2009 nm range. The crystal shows local disorder due to the shared occupancy by Li and Lu of the same 8f lattice site, this confers potential applications for mode-locked sub-200 fs laser pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2011
Published: April 6, 2011

Citation
Mauricio Rico, Xiumei Han, Concepción Cascales, Fátima Esteban-Betegón, and Carlos Zaldo, "Efficient mid-infrared laser operation of Li3Lu3-xTmxBa2(MoO4)8 disordered crystal," Opt. Express 19, 7640-7645 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-8-7640


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