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Bulk Er:YAP and Er:Yb:YAP optical emission studies for eyesafe laser applications
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Paper Abstract

Emission and excitation spectra of Er-doped YAP crystals reveal a broad emission band in the eyesafe region with peaks around 1545-nm and 1608-nm and pump-bands suitable for common 800-nm and 970-nm diode lasers, suggesting YAP as a candidate crystalline host for diode-pumped laser in the 1.5-μm eyesafe regime. Erbium-doped YAP-crystal results are comparable with analogous measurements on Er:Yb:YAG, which has already demostrated efficient lasing action in the eyesafe region.

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Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8433, Laser Sources and Applications, 84331Q (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922452
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Efstratios Georgiou, Technological Educational Institute of Crete (Greece)
Jean-Pierre Boquillon, Institut Carnot, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Olivier Musset, Institut Carnot, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8433:
Laser Sources and Applications
Thomas Graf; Jacob I. Mackenzie; Helena Jelínková; John Powell, Editor(s)

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