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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1578–1580

Directly diode-pumped tunable continuous-wave room-temperature Cr4+:YAG laser

I. T. Sorokina, S. Naumov, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, and A. V. Shestakov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 22, pp. 1578-1580 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001578


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Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first directly diode-pumped tunable (over 120 nm) continuous-wave Cr<sup>4+</sup>: YAG laser, operating near 1.5 μm . At room temperature the laser delivered as much as 200 mW of power at 4 W of absorbed pump power. We also report observation of slow laser output degradation and bleaching in highly concentrated cyrstals, which we suggest is due to a photorefractive phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

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I. T. Sorokina, S. Naumov, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, and A. V. Shestakov, "Directly diode-pumped tunable continuous-wave room-temperature Cr4+:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 24, 1578-1580 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-22-1578


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