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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 339–345

Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4

Dahua Zhou, Juqing Di, Changtai Xia, Xiaodong Xu, Feng Wu, Jun Xu, Deyuan Shen, Ting Zhao, Adam Strzęp, Witold Ryba-Romanowski, and Radosław Lisiecki  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 339-345 (2013)

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Single crystals of Ho-doped CaYAlO4 crystals with 1.0% and 0.5% holmium concentration have been grown by Czochralski technique in N2 atmosphere. Due to the randomly distributing of Ca2+ and Y3+ ions in the crystal structure, the doped Ho3+ ions show a broad absorption and fluorescence bands. So it can be efficiently utilized to obtain ultrafast pulse generation in time range of pico- or even femtoseconds. Moreover, Ho:CYA laser was operated pumped by Tm:fiber laser, and the maximum output laser power of 2.38 W for 1.0% Ho:CaYAlO4 was obtained.

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

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2012
Published: February 1, 2013

Dahua Zhou, Juqing Di, Changtai Xia, Xiaodong Xu, Feng Wu, Jun Xu, Deyuan Shen, Ting Zhao, Adam Strzęp, Witold Ryba-Romanowski, and Radosław Lisiecki, "Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 339-345 (2013)

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