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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 12906–12911

Diode pumped yellow dysprosium lasers

S. R. Bowman, S. O’Connor, and N. J. Condon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 12906-12911 (2012)

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First operation of the 4F9/2 → 6H13/2 laser transition in dysprosium doped yttrium aluminum garnet is reported. Efficient room temperature operation at 583nm was obtained using 447nm GaN diode lasers pumps. Gaussian single-mode operation was demonstrated with a non-optimized slope efficiency of 12%. Millisecond pulsed operation generated 150mW with power limited by the pump diodes’ brightness.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2012
Published: May 23, 2012

S. R. Bowman, S. O’Connor, and N. J. Condon, "Diode pumped yellow dysprosium lasers," Opt. Express 20, 12906-12911 (2012)

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