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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1040–1049

Spectroscopic and laser properties of resonantly (in-band) pumped Er:YVO4 and Er:GdVO4 crystals: a comparative study

Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, Viktor Fromzel, Witold Ryba-Romanowski, Tadeusz Lukasiewicz, and Mark Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1040-1049 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.001040


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Abstract

We compared spectroscopic properties and resonantly (in-band) pumped laser performances of Er3+:YVO4 and Er3+:GdVO4 single crystals, at room and cryogenic temperatures. It was shown that these gain materials are very similar in absorption and emission spectra, associated with transitions between 4I15/2 and 4I13/2 manifolds of Er3+ ions. Both lasers demonstrated comparable performances in quasi continuous wave (QCW) operation at both temperatures. However, Er3+:GdVO4 material performed better in a continuous wave (CW) mode, under the higher thermal load.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2012
Published: July 6, 2012

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Advances in Optical Materials (2012) Optical Materials Express

Citation
Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, Viktor Fromzel, Witold Ryba-Romanowski, Tadeusz Lukasiewicz, and Mark Dubinskii, "Spectroscopic and laser properties of resonantly (in-band) pumped Er:YVO4 and Er:GdVO4 crystals: a comparative study," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1040-1049 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-8-1040


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