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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19495–19503

Room temperature continuous-wave laser performance of LD pumped Er:Lu2O3 and Er:Y2O3 ceramic at 2.7 μm

Li Wang, Haitao Huang, Deyuan Shen, Jian Zhang, Hao Chen, Yong Wang, Xuan Liu, and Dingyuan Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19495-19503 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.019495


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Abstract

We report the demonstration of continue wave operation of diode end-pumped Er:Y2O3 and Er:Lu2O3 ceramic lasers operating at 2.7 μm at room temperature. The maximum output power of 320 mW and 611 mW was obtained from the Er:Y2O3 and Er:Lu2O3 ceramic lasers, with slope efficiency of 6.5% and 7.6%, respectively. Characteristics of Red-shift in lasing wavelength of the ceramic lasers was investigated and discussed. The study indicates that under 967 nm and 976 nm LD pumping, 15 at.% Er-doped Lu2O3 ceramic exhibit a better performance than that of Y2O3 at room temperature.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2014
Published: August 5, 2014

Citation
Li Wang, Haitao Huang, Deyuan Shen, Jian Zhang, Hao Chen, Yong Wang, Xuan Liu, and Dingyuan Tang, "Room temperature continuous-wave laser performance of LD pumped Er:Lu2O3 and Er:Y2O3 ceramic at 2.7 μm," Opt. Express 22, 19495-19503 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-16-19495


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