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Quenching processes in Yb lasers: correlation to the valence stability of the Yb ion
Author(s): Magnus Engholm; Lars Norin; Christian Hirt; Susanne T. Fredrich-Thornton; Klaus Petermann; Günter Huber
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of quenching processes in Yb-doped lasers. Experiments made on Yb:YAG crystals and Yb-doped fiber lasers show that induced losses appear upon UV-irradiation through a charge-transfer process. The valence stability of the Yb ion is believed to be the key issue for the quenching processes in Yb-doped high power laser systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 71931U (28 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808767
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Magnus Engholm, Fiber Optic Valley AB (Sweden)
Lars Norin, Acreo FiberLab (Sweden)
Christian Hirt, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Susanne T. Fredrich-Thornton, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Klaus Petermann, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Günter Huber, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7193:
Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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