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Characterization of thulium- and holmium-doped YAG ceramic laser materials
Author(s): Yoshiharu Urata; Toshimasa Kozeki; Akihito Kudo; Atsushi Sato; Kazuhiro Asai; Satoshi Wada
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Paper Abstract

Thulium and holmium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) ceramic materials are investigated. Compared with YAG crystal, there is hardly any spectroscopic difference between ceramic and crystal at the same doping level. Laser oscillation was successfully carried out under quasicontinuous- wave diode pumping. Optical-to-optical efficiency higher than 5% was achieved. It was calculated that total absorbed power hardly changes around 783 nm with a bandwidth of about 7 nm using a diode array of 3.5-nm linewidth as a pump source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6409, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VII, 64091J (22 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.697908
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshiharu Urata, Megaopto Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Toshimasa Kozeki, Megaopto Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Akihito Kudo, Megaopto Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Atsushi Sato, Tohoku Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kazuhiro Asai, Tohoku Institute of Technology (Japan)
Satoshi Wada, RIKEN (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6409:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VII
Upendra N. Singh; Toshikazu Itabe; D. Narayana Rao, Editor(s)

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