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Active media for up-conversion diode-pumped lasers
Author(s): Alexandra M. Tkachuk
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we consider the different methods of populating the initial and final working levels of laser transitions in TR-doped crystals under the selective 'up-conversion' and 'avalanche' diode laser pumping. On the basis of estimates of the probabilities of competing non-radiative energy-transfer processes rates obtained from the experimental data and theoretical calculations, we estimated the efficiency of the up-conversion pumping and selfquenching of the upper TR3+ states excited by laser-diode emission. The effect of the host composition, dopant concentration, and temperature on the output characteristics and up-conversion processes in YLF:Er; BaY2F8:Er; BaY2F8:Er,Yb and BaY2F8:Yb,Ho are determined.

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Date Published: 11 March 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2777, ALT'95 International Symposium on Advanced Materials for Optics and Optoelectronics, (11 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232218
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Alexandra M. Tkachuk, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2777:
ALT'95 International Symposium on Advanced Materials for Optics and Optoelectronics
Alexander M. Prokhorov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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