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Diode-pumped 2- and 3-um solid state lasers
Author(s): Leon Esterowitz; Robert C. Stoneman; Joseph F. Pinto; Gregg H. Rosenblatt
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Paper Abstract

Broadly tunable cw laser emission is demonstrated at room temperature in the 1.85 - 2.15 micrometers and 2.20 - 2.45 micrometers regions from Tm:YALO solid-state laser with 795 nm diode laser pumping. Also efficient cw laser operation at room temperature is demonstrated from the Er3+ in a garnet host at 2.8 microns, which is resonantly pumped with the 970 nm diode laser, resulting in a laser slope efficiency of 36%.

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Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184893
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Leon Esterowitz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert C. Stoneman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Joseph F. Pinto, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Gregg H. Rosenblatt, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2128:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV
R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

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