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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1990
  • pp: 486–488

Efficient, broadly tunable, laser-pumped Tm:YAG and Tm:YSGG cw lasers

R. C. Stoneman and L. Esterowitz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 486-488 (1990)

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Broadly tunable cw laser emission is reported in Tm:YAG and Tm:YSGG at room temperature with Ti:sapphire laser pumping. The Tm3+3F43H6 transition is tuned continuously over the ranges 1.87–2.16 μm in YAG and 1.85–2.14 μm in YSGG. Smooth tuning results from overlapping transitions between phonon-broadened crystal field Stark levels.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 4, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 1990
Published: May 1, 1990

R. C. Stoneman and L. Esterowitz, "Efficient, broadly tunable, laser-pumped Tm:YAG and Tm:YSGG cw lasers," Opt. Lett. 15, 486-488 (1990)

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