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Resonantly diode pumped Ho3+:YVO4 2.1-μm laser
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Paper Abstract

We report what is believed to be the first laser operation based on Ho3+-doped YVO4. The Ho+3: YVO4 was resonantly diode-pumped at ~1.93 μm to produce up to 1.6 W of continuous wave (CW) output power at ~2.054 μm. The laser had a slope efficiency of ~38% with respect to absorbed power. We have measured the absorption and stimulated emission cross sections of The Ho+3: YVO4 at 77 K and present the calculated gain cross section spectrum at 77 K for different excited state inversion levels.

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Date Published: 25 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8039, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VII, 803905 (25 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886571
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G. A. Newburgh, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Mark Dubinskii, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8039:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VII
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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