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Tm:Y2SiO5 and Tm:SrY4(SiO4)3O microchip lasers
Author(s): Philippe Thony; Corinne Borel; Roselyne Templier
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Paper Abstract

Laser operation in the 2 micrometers -wavelength range is reported. Two different crystals are studied: Y2SiO5 and SrY4(SiO4)3O doped with 5% thulium. Microchip lasers with flat/flat monolithic cavity are operated at room temperature, with Ti:Sapphire laser pumping. Threshold as low as 130 mw of incident pump power and slope efficiency as high as 46% were obtained. The emission spectrum of such microchip lasers appears to be very wide (20 to 30 nm). Laser experiments with laser diode pumping are also reported.

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Date Published: 11 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2772, Laser Optics '95: Solid State Lasers, (11 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238116
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Thony, Ctr. d'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble (France)
Corinne Borel, Ctr. d'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble (France)
Roselyne Templier, Ctr. d'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2772:
Laser Optics '95: Solid State Lasers
Artur A. Mak; Vladimir I. Ustugov, Editor(s)

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