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Influence of hole burning on laser pumping dynamics and efficiency in Yb:Er:phosphate glasses
Author(s): Boris Majaron; Martin Copic; Matjaz Lukac; Marko Marincek
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Paper Abstract

Measured population dynamics of erbium metastable level in a Yb:Er:phosphate glass following the excitation with a Nd:glass laser is reproduced by a theoretical model based on rate equations. To our knowledge, this is the first model to include frequency hole burning of inhomogeneously broadened pumping transition of ytterbium ion. The model explains also the previously observed dependence of pumping efficiency on Nd:glass laser pulse length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2138, Longer Wavelength Lasers and Applications, (27 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.181366
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Boris Majaron, Univ. of Ljubljana and Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
Martin Copic, Univ. of Ljubljana and Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
Matjaz Lukac, ISKRA Elektrooptika and Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
Marko Marincek, ISKRA Elektrooptika and Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2138:
Longer Wavelength Lasers and Applications
Gabor Patonay, Editor(s)

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