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Chemically stregthened Er3+, Nd3+ doped phosphate laser glasses
Author(s): Shibin Jiang; John D. Myers; Ruikun Wu; Gregg M. Bishop; Daniel L. Rhonehouse; Michael J. Myers; Scott J. Hamlin
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Paper Abstract

Significant enhancement of the thermal loading capability has been achieved with both Er3+ and Nd3+ doped inherently strong glasses by an ion-exchange chemical strengthening process. A free running laser with an average output power of 6.5 W and a Q-switched single mode laser with an energy of 5 mJ at a repetition rate of 15 Hz have been demonstrated at the 1.54 micrometers eye safe wavelength with strengthened QX/Er glass. An average output power of 110 W at 1.05 micrometers has been obtained employing a strengthened QX/Nd glass rod.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206475
Show Author Affiliations
Shibin Jiang, Kigre Inc. (United States)
John D. Myers, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Ruikun Wu, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Gregg M. Bishop, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Myers, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Scott J. Hamlin, Kigre Inc. (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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