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Diode pumping of tunable Cr-doped lasers
Author(s): Richard Scheps
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Paper Abstract

Both Cr:LiCaAlF6 (Cr:LiCAF) and Cr:LiSrAlF6 (Cr:LiSAF) lasers have been pumped using visible laser diodes. Two commercial 10 mW laser diodes were polarization combined to demonstrate lasing in a low loss resonator. In addition, a higher power 665 nm laser diode was used to pump each laser, producing 15.9 mW cw and 51.8 mW pulsed at 10 Hz for Cr:LiCAF and 19.9 mW cw and 78 mW pulsed for Cr:LiSAF. Optical characterization of the gain media was performed using a dye laser. Gain, loss, slope efficiency and the dependence of the threshold on pump wavelength for each laser are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1410, Solid State Lasers II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43599
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Richard Scheps, Naval Ocean Systems Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1410:
Solid State Lasers II
George Dube, Editor(s)

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