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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4485–4487

Highly efficient Tm:YAG ceramic laser resonantly pumped at 1617 nm

Yong Wang, Deyuan Shen, Hao Chen, Jian Zhang, Xianpeng Qin, Dingyuan Tang, Xiaofang Yang, and Ting Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 4485-4487 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004485


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Abstract

We report on a highly efficient polycrystalline Tm:YAG ceramic laser in-band pumped by an Er:YAG laser at 1617 nm . Lasing characteristics of 4.0 and 6.0   at. % Tm 3 + -doped YAG ceramics were investigated and compared. With an output coupler of 10% transmission, a maximum output power of 7.3 W was obtained at 2015 nm under 12.8 W of incident pump power, corresponding to a slope efficiency with respect to incident pump power of 62.3%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

Citation
Yong Wang, Deyuan Shen, Hao Chen, Jian Zhang, Xianpeng Qin, Dingyuan Tang, Xiaofang Yang, and Ting Zhao, "Highly efficient Tm:YAG ceramic laser resonantly pumped at 1617 nm," Opt. Lett. 36, 4485-4487 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-23-4485


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