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Growth and fabrication of single-crystal Yb,Tm:BaY2F8 fibers for upconversion visible laser operation
Author(s): Richard H. Jarman; Alan J. Wallenberg; Robert J. Thrash
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Paper Abstract

We have examined the feasibility of applying laser heated pedastal growth (LHPG) to the preparation of crystal fibers of BaY2F8 doped with Yb and Tm in an investigation of the optimization of this system as a visible upconversion laser. Material of sufficient optical quality to perform laser experiments was produced. In preliminary experiments, we have been able to observe room temperature laser operation at 649 nm with chopped 960 nm pumping in a fiber of composition BaYYb0.99Tm0.01F8.

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Date Published: 21 July 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1863, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals II, (21 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.149267
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Richard H. Jarman, Amoco Technology Co. (United States)
Alan J. Wallenberg, Amoco Technology Co. (United States)
Robert J. Thrash, Amoco Technology Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1863:
Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals II
Bruce H. T. Chai, Editor(s)

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