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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1218–1220

Spectroscopic, diode-pumped laser properties and gamma irradiation effect on Yb, Er, Ho:GYSGG crystals

Jiakang Chen, Dunlu Sun, Jianqiao Luo, Jingzhong Xiao, Hongxiang Kang, Huili Zhang, Maojie Cheng, Qingli Zhang, and Shaotang Yin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 8, pp. 1218-1220 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001218


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Abstract

We demonstrate a diode end-pumped Yb, Er, Ho:Gd1.17Y1.83Sc2Ga3O12 (GYSGG) laser operated at 2.79 μm in continuous-wave mode. Spectral analysis shows that Yb3+ and Ho3+ act as sensitizer and deactivator ions, respectively. Pumping with a 967 nm laser diode produces the maximum output power of 411 mW, corresponding to optical–optical conversion and slope efficiencies of 11.6% and 13.1%, respectively. The minimum laser threshold is only 81 mW because of Ho3+ doping. The laser properties are only slightly influenced by 100 mrad gamma irradiation. The Yb, Er, Ho:GYSGG crystal possesses excellent radiation resistance and is a potential laser gain medium in radiant environments.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

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Materials

History
Original Manuscript: December 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2013
Published: April 1, 2013

Citation
Jiakang Chen, Dunlu Sun, Jianqiao Luo, Jingzhong Xiao, Hongxiang Kang, Huili Zhang, Maojie Cheng, Qingli Zhang, and Shaotang Yin, "Spectroscopic, diode-pumped laser properties and gamma irradiation effect on Yb, Er, Ho:GYSGG crystals," Opt. Lett. 38, 1218-1220 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-8-1218


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