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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 11578–11582

Efficient diode-pumped Tm:KYW 1.9-μm microchip laser with 1 W cw output power

Maxim Gaponenko, Nikolay Kuleshov, and Thomas Südmeyer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 11578-11582 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.011578


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Abstract

We report on a diode-pumped Tm:KYW microchip laser generating 1 W continuous-wave output power. The laser operates at a wavelength of 1.94 μm in the fundamental TEM00 mode with 71% slope efficiency relative to the absorbed pump radiation and 59% slope efficiency relative to the incident pump radiation. The optical-to-optical laser efficiency is 43%.

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OCIS Codes
(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: February 18, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2014
Published: May 6, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Maxim Gaponenko, Nikolay Kuleshov, and Thomas Südmeyer, "Efficient diode-pumped Tm:KYW 1.9-μm microchip laser with 1 W cw output power," Opt. Express 22, 11578-11582 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-10-11578


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