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Continuous-wave room temperature operation in the Cr-forsterite laser
Author(s): N. Zhavoronkov; A. S. Avtukh; Victor P. Mikhailov
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Paper Abstract

Stable continuous wave operation of a Cr-forsterite laser pumped by cw ND:YAG laser has been demonstrated at 288 K. No choppers were used to limit duty cycle of the cw system. The proper adjustment of the pump and cavity mode overlap eliminates the output power decrease at the high level pump power. The output power 1.1 W and slope efficiency 26 percent were derived.

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Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3176, Tunable Solid State Lasers, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293476
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N. Zhavoronkov, International Laser Ctr. (Belarus)
A. S. Avtukh, International Laser Ctr. (Belarus)
Victor P. Mikhailov, International Laser Ctr. (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3176:
Tunable Solid State Lasers
Wieslaw Strek; Edward Lukowiak; Barbara Nissen-Sobocinska, Editor(s)

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