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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26955–26961

Laser operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb co-doped YAG ceramics at 1.6 μm

Haiyong Zhu, Dingyuan Tang, Yanmin Duan, Dewei Luo, and Jian Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26955-26961 (2013)

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1.6 μm eye-safe emission of a diode pumped Er,Yb co-doped YAG ceramic laser is firstly demonstrated. Operation of the ceramic laser under different ceramic sample lengths, co-doping concentrations and control temperatures were experimentally investigated. A maximum output power of 222 mW was achieved at an absorbed pump power of 8.1 W, corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 2.74%. Laser emission at 1.05 μm for transition of the Yb3+ ions was also studied on the same ceramic samples. The results clearly show the existence of resonantly energy transfer from the Yb3+ ions to Er3+ ions.

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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: September 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2013
Published: October 31, 2013

Haiyong Zhu, Dingyuan Tang, Yanmin Duan, Dewei Luo, and Jian Zhang, "Laser operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb co-doped YAG ceramics at 1.6 μm," Opt. Express 21, 26955-26961 (2013)

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