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Energy storage efficiency and population dynamics in flashlamp-pumped sensitized erbium glass laser
Author(s): Matjaz Lukac
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Paper Abstract

Erbium population dynamics in ytterbium sensitized phosphate glass is studied by measuring transient changes in laser probe transmission during flashlamp pumping. The influence of energy loss channels such as excitation cumulation and nonlinear fluorescence quenching on the flashlamp pumping efficiency is observed to be relatively small. The decrease in the pumping efficiency at high input energies can be attributed mostly to the shift in the flashlamp output radiation spectrum.

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Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1419, Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43846
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Matjaz Lukac, ISKRA and Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1419:
Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications
Anthony M. Johnson, Editor(s)

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