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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2934–2936

High-efficiency resonantly pumped room temperature Ho: Y V O 4 laser

Gang Li, Bao-Quan Yao, Pei-Bei Meng, You-Lun Ju, and Yue-Zhu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2934-2936 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002934


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Abstract

An efficient 2 μm room temperature Ho: YVO 4 laser resonantly pumped by a 1.94 μm Tm:YAP laser is demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, in this Letter. Up to 8.58 W of laser output at 2053 nm is obtained with the optical-to-optical conversion efficiency as much as 41.2%. The output beam had quality of M 2 factor with M x 2 of 3.58 and M y 2 of 1.76 at 8 W output level. In addition, we also obtained 4.18 W laser output at 2066 nm and 7.04 W at 2040 nm from the Ho: YVO 4 laser with conversion efficiency of 27.8% and 33.8%, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(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: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

Citation
Gang Li, Bao-Quan Yao, Pei-Bei Meng, You-Lun Ju, and Yue-Zhu Wang, "High-efficiency resonantly pumped room temperature Ho:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 2934-2936 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2934


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