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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4767–4769

High-power polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 nm

C. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, Y. Wang, L. J. Qian, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, and T. Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 24, pp. 4767-4769 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004767


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Abstract

We report on the efficient operation of a high-power erbium-doped polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617nm resonantly pumped by a high-power 1532nm Er,Yb fiber laser. Lasing characteristics of Er:YAG ceramics with different Er3+ concentrations are evaluated and compared. With an output coupler of 15% transmission and 0.5 at. % Er3+-doped YAG ceramic as the gain media, the laser generates 14W of output power at 1617nm for 28.8W of incident pump power at 1532nm, corresponding to a slope efficiency with respect to incident pump power of 51.7%.

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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 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2011
Published: December 14, 2011

Citation
C. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, Y. Wang, L. J. Qian, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, and T. Zhao, "High-power polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 nm," Opt. Lett. 36, 4767-4769 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-24-4767


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