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Direct diode pumping of a Cr4+:YAG laser with high-brightness InGaAs laser diodes
Author(s): A. John Alcock; K. Hnatovsky; P. Scorah
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Paper Abstract

The 970 nm radiation generated by a 4 W, 0.1 mm wide, InGaAs laser diode has been used to pump a Cr4+:YAG laser. With 3.3 W incident on the 10 mm long Cr:YAG crystal a maximum CW output of 90 mW has been obtained. Inserting a single plate birefringent tuner within the laser resonator permitted the laser wavelength to be tuned between 1380 and 1495 nm, with a peak output power of 11 mW at 1450 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474408
Show Author Affiliations
A. John Alcock, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
K. Hnatovsky, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
P. Scorah, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5

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