We report a laser cavity measurement of stimulated-emission cross sections for both the 5F1–5I5 (0.93-μm) and 5F1–5I6 (1.1-μm) laser transitions of Pm3+ ions in a lead–indium–phosphate glass host. The measured cross sections for these two transitions are 1.8 × 10−20 (±11%) and 2.8 × 10−20 cm2 (±22%), respectively. These values agree with previously reported values based on a Judd–Ofelt-type analysis of spectroscopic data.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 23, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 1989
Published: August 15, 1989
R. Beach, S. Weinzapfel, R. Staver, R. Solarz, M. Shinn, and W. Krupke, "Stimulated-emission cross sections of the 5F1–5I5 and 5F1–5I6 transitions of Pm3+ in a phosphate glass," Opt. Lett. 14, 856-858 (1989)