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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3559–3561

High-efficiency diode-pumped Tm : GdLiF 4 laser at 1.9 μ m

Nicola Coluccelli, Gianluca Galzerano, Francesco Cornacchia, Alberto Di Lieto, Mauro Tonelli, and Paolo Laporta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3559-3561 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003559


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Abstract

Continuous-wave laser action of a Tm-doped GdLiF 4 (GLF) crystal pumped by a laser diode is reported at room temperature. A comparative analysis of laser performance using GLF crystals with doping concentrations of 8 at. % and 12 at. % of Tm 3 + has been carried out. A maximum output power of 1.47 W with 57% slope efficiency and a wide tunability range from 1826 to 2054 nm have been obtained at 8% Tm doping level.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

Citation
Nicola Coluccelli, Gianluca Galzerano, Francesco Cornacchia, Alberto Di Lieto, Mauro Tonelli, and Paolo Laporta, "High-efficiency diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser at 1.9 μm," Opt. Lett. 34, 3559-3561 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-22-3559


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