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Er:YAlO3 upconversion laser
Author(s): Richard Scheps
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Paper Abstract

Upconversion laser emission at 550 nm is reported for Er:YAlO3. Lasing was produced using both sequential two step pumping and cross relaxation energy transfer. In addition, photon avalanche upconversion pumping was demonstrated. Selection among these pumping mechanisms is determined by the pump wavelength, and laser operation was obtained with excitation between 785 nm and 840 nm. The highest laser output power was achieved at 34 degree(s) K, where 976 mW of pump power at 806.9 nm produced 166 mW of TEM00 emission. The optical conversion efficiency was 17%. For photon avalanche upconversion pumping at 791.3 nm, 33 mW was produced. The optical conversion efficiency was 3.5%, but the conversion efficiency based on absorbed power is 28%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2380, UV and Visible Lasers and Laser Crystal Growth, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206940
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Richard Scheps, Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2380:
UV and Visible Lasers and Laser Crystal Growth
Richard Scheps; Milan R. Kokta, Editor(s)

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