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Laser Heated Pedestal Growth Of Nd-Doped Oxide Crystals For Diode Pumping
Author(s): L. R. Black; D. M. Andrauskas; G. F. de la Fuente; H. R. Verdun
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Paper Abstract

An overview of FIBERTEK's program to explore new Nd-doped materials better suited for diode pumping than Nd:YAG is presented. The primary drawback of Nd:YAG, the most often employed diode-pumped solid state laser material, is a very narrow absorption band at the Al1-xGaxAs diode emission wavelength. Stringent (i.e. expensive) requirements on diode array manufacturing and temperature control standards are required for optimum diode pumped solid state lasing. The purpose of this investigation is to study materials with much broader absorption bands resonant with the 810 nm diode emission. A wide variety of crystals have been produced via laser heated pedestal growth during this effort which include melilites, garnets, and several rare earth silicates. These materials have been characterized using absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, as well as with fluorescence lifetime measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1104, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960593
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L. R. Black, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)
D. M. Andrauskas, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)
G. F. de la Fuente, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)
H. R. Verdun, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1104:
Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals
Jui Teng Lin, Editor(s)

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