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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1885–1892

Spectral and laser properties of Er:Yb:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal at 1.5–1.6 μm

Jianhua Huang, Yujin Chen, Xinghong Gong, Yanfu Lin, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 1885-1892 (2013)

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An Er:Yb:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal was grown by the Czochralski method. Spectral properties of the crystal were investigated, including the absorption and fluorescence spectra and the fluorescence decay. The fluorescence quantum efficiency of the 4I13/2 level of Er3+ ions and efficiency of energy transfer from Yb3+ to Er3+ ions were calculated. End-pumped by a diode laser at 970 nm in a hemispherical cavity, laser performance of a 1.08-mm-thick Z-cut Er:Yb:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal was investigated. Compared with those of Er:Yb:Sr3Y2(BO3)4 crystal obtained in the same experimental condition, lower threshold, higher maximum output power, and comparable slope efficiency were achieved in the Er:Yb:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2013
Published: October 14, 2013

Jianhua Huang, Yujin Chen, Xinghong Gong, Yanfu Lin, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "Spectral and laser properties of Er:Yb:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal at 1.5–1.6 μm," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1885-1892 (2013)

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