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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6080–6084

Spectroscopic properties and laser performance of resonantly-pumped cryo-cooled Er3+:GdVO4

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, W. Ryba-Romanowski, T. Lukasiewicz, and M. Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6080-6084 (2012)

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We report a highly efficient cryo-cooled eye-safe laser operation of a resonantly-pumped (in-band) Er3+:GdVO4 single crystal. The maximum continuous wave (CW) power of 10.3 W with 84% slope efficiency was achieved at 1598.7 with pumping at 1538.6 nm by a spectrally-narrowed Er-fiber laser. Under the 1529 nm resonant pumping by a commercially available diode bar stack operating in a quasi-CW (QCW) mode, the laser delivered 37 W of output power with 68% slope efficiency. This is believed to be the first reported cryo-cooled Er3+:GdVO4 laser, resonantly-pumped into the 4I15/24I13/2 transition.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2012
Published: February 29, 2012

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, W. Ryba-Romanowski, T. Lukasiewicz, and M. Dubinskii, "Spectroscopic properties and laser performance of resonantly-pumped cryo-cooled Er3+:GdVO4," Opt. Express 20, 6080-6084 (2012)

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