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Flashlamp-pumped-room-temperature Ho:Tm:LuAG laser
Author(s): Norman P. Barnes; Keith E. Murray; Mahendra G. Jani; Ralph L. Hutcheson
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Paper Abstract

A flashlamp pumped Ho:Tm:LuAG laser, using Tm as the only sensitizer, has been demonstrated. Most flashlamp pumped Ho lasers utilize either Er or Cr as the major sensitizer while Tm acts as an intermediary in the energy transfer process to Ho. In this case, Tm serves as both the major absorber and transfers the absorbed energy directly to Ho. By evaluating this particular combination of dopants, the contribution of the various Tm manifolds to the pump process can be determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206469
Show Author Affiliations
Norman P. Barnes, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Keith E. Murray, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Mahendra G. Jani, Science and Technology Corp. (United States)
Ralph L. Hutcheson, Scientific Materials Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2379:
Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals
Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Lap Kin Cheng, Editor(s)

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