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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1165–1170

Tm:YLF slab wavelength-selected laser

H. J. Strauss, M. J. D. Esser, G. King, and L. Maweza  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1165-1170 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.001165


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Abstract

A Tm:YLF slab laser was wavelength selected to operate at 1890 nm. The oscillator consisted of a single 2.5% doped Tm:YLF slab, a volume Bragg Grating (VBG) mirror and a 90% output-coupler. The slab crystal was pumped with a 300 W diode stack using a pump reproducing configuration. The output power exceeded 80 W and the beam quality factors in the horizontal and vertical directions were 182 and 2.5 respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2012
Published: July 30, 2012

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Advances in Optical Materials (2012) Optical Materials Express

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H. J. Strauss, M. J. D. Esser, G. King, and L. Maweza, "Tm:YLF slab wavelength-selected laser," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1165-1170 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-8-1165


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