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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1524–1526

Ultralow quantum-defect eye-safe Er : Sc 2 O 3 laser

Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, Larry D. Merkle, Akio Ikesue, and Mark Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1524-1526 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001524


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Abstract

Resonantly pumped Er 3 + : Sc 2 O 3 laser operation is achieved with a quantum defect (QD) of 1.5% at liquid nitrogen temperature. The laser, in-line pumped at 1535 nm , operated at 1558 nm with a slope efficiency of over 45%. This is believed to be the lowest QD eye-safe laser ever reported. CW output of over 3.3 W was obtained in this first experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2008
Published: June 27, 2008

Citation
Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, Larry D. Merkle, Akio Ikesue, and Mark Dubinskii, "Ultralow quantum-defect eye-safe Er:Sc2O3 laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 1524-1526 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-13-1524


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