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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1355–1360

Highly efficient resonantly pumped Er3+:LuVO4 laser

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, Z. Yan, X. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 7, pp. 1355-1360 (2014)

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Absorption and emission spectra of Er3+:LuVO4 for the 4I15/24I13/2 transitions have been investigated at room and cryogenic temperatures. A corrected energy level diagram was built. An efficient, resonantly pumped Er3+:LuVO4 laser operating at 1609 nm (π-polarization) or 1597.5 nm (σ-polarization) was demonstrated. For CW pumping into the 1532 nm absorption line by a narrow-bandwidth Er-fiber laser, the maximum output power was ~4.6 W and the maximum slope efficiency was 64% - the best reported efficiency of Er-doped vanadate lasers at room temperature. Resonant pumping into the 1529 nm absorption band with a fiber-coupled diode laser yielded a 62% slope efficiency. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on an Er:LuVO4 laser.

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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

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2014
Published: June 9, 2014

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, Z. Yan, X. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Dubinskii, "Highly efficient resonantly pumped Er3+:LuVO4 laser," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1355-1360 (2014)

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