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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1193–1196

Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped Ho3+:KY3F10 laser

Martin Schellhorn, Daniela Parisi, Marc Eichhorn, and Mauro Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1193-1196 (2014)

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We report continuous-wave and repetitively Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped Ho3+:KY3F10 laser at room temperature. End pumped by a Tm3+-doped silica fiber laser operating at 1938 nm, a maximum laser power of 7.8 W was obtained at a wavelength of 2041nm for 21 W of absorbed pump power, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 60.7% with respect to absorbed power. At a repetition rate of 10 kHz up to 0.78 mJ, energy per pulse was demonstrated with pulse widths of 100 ns. The beam propagation factor (M2) was measured to be <1.26 at the maximum output power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2014
Published: February 21, 2014

Martin Schellhorn, Daniela Parisi, Marc Eichhorn, and Mauro Tonelli, "Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped Ho3+:KY3F10 laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 1193-1196 (2014)

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