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Erbium-based edge-pumped disk laser
Author(s): John Vetrovec; Drew A. Copeland; Amardeep S. Litt; Detao Du
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Paper Abstract

We report on initial testing of an edge-pumped erbium-based disk laser operating at 1.53 micron. The laser uses a single laser disk having a composite glass construction with erbium-ytterbium co-doped center and undoped perimetral edge designed to channel pump light. Erbium is pumped to a laser transition by 940-nm diode radiation, which is first absorbed by ytterbium with subsequent energy transfer to erbium. This work presents results of initial testing of the laser with resonator optics configured for power extraction with two passes through the disk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, 85991O (26 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2005327
Show Author Affiliations
John Vetrovec, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Drew A. Copeland, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Amardeep S. Litt, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Detao Du, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8599:
Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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