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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 183–189

Optical properties and efficient laser oscillation at 2066 nm of novel Tm:Lu2O3 ceramics

O. L. Antipov, A. A. Novikov, N. G. Zakharov, and A. P. Zinoviev  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 183-189 (2012)

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Structural, optical, and spectroscopic properties of novel Tm3+:Lu2O3 ceramics are studied. The average grain size is determined to be ~0.54-0.56 μm. The absorption spectra show good opportunities for diode pumping at 796 nm and 811 nm. The ceramics have high mid-IR transmittance of up to 7 μm. Strong luminescence lines are measured at 1942 nm, 1965 nm, and 2066 nm. CW laser operation at 2066 nm with an output power of up to 26 W and a slope efficiency of 42% is obtained. Q-switched operation with a pulse duration of 100-150 ns and a repetition rate of 5-10 kHz is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2012
Published: January 17, 2012

O. L. Antipov, A. A. Novikov, N. G. Zakharov, and A. P. Zinoviev, "Optical properties and efficient laser oscillation at 2066 nm of novel Tm:Lu2O3 ceramics," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 183-189 (2012)

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