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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1949–1951

Resonantly pumped Pr 3 + -doped eye-safe laser at 1.65 μ m

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, T. Sanamyan, and M. Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1949-1951 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001949


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Abstract

The first (to our knowledge) resonantly pumped laser action based on the F 3 3 H 4 3 transition of a Pr 3 + ion is demonstrated. Pr 3 + -doped Rb Pb 2 Cl 5 laser in-line pumped at 1547 nm exhibited slope efficiency of over 21% at 1676.5 nm , despite the marginal quality of the laser sample available for this proof-of-concept experiment. This is believed to be the first non- Er 3 + resonantly pumped 1.6 μ m eye-safe laser ever reported.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Citation
N. Ter-Gabrielyan, T. Sanamyan, and M. Dubinskii, "Resonantly pumped Pr3+-doped eye-safe laser at ~1.65 μm," Opt. Lett. 34, 1949-1951 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-1949

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