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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1994
  • pp: 186–188

Laser performance of diode-pumped thulium-doped Y3Al5O12, (Y, Lu)3Al5O12, and Lu3Al5O12 crystals

Jeffrey D. Kmetec, Tracy S. Kubo, Thomas J. Kane, and Christian J. Grund  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 186-188 (1994)

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Substitution of Lu for Y in the host garnet Y3Al5O12 results in small differences in the laser behavior of Tm3+. Important shifts in the laser frequency are achieved with little change from the well-known and desirable properties of Y3Al5O12. We discuss the comparative performance of the three materials, both as diode-pumped 3-W TEMoo lasers and as stable single-frequency oscillators. The near-room-temperature center lasing wavelengths of the 0%, 50%, and 100% Lu-substituted crystals are 2013.3, 2022.7, and 2020.3 nm, respectively.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 22, 1993
Published: February 1, 1994

Jeffrey D. Kmetec, Christian J. Grund, Tracy S. Kubo, and Thomas J. Kane, "Laser performance of diode-pumped thulium-doped Y3Al5O12, (Y, Lu)3Al5O12, and Lu3Al5O12 crystals," Opt. Lett. 19, 186-188 (1994)

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