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Parametric testing of a 2-micron Tm:Lu2O3 laser (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): David M. Filgas; John Vetrovec; Drew A. Copeland; Carey A. Smith; Eldridge Briscoe

Paper Abstract

We report on experimental evaluation of laser gain and q-switched output pulse energy in vicinity of 2-microns in Tm:Lu2O3 ceramic rod end-pumped by 796-nm diodes. Also included is Comparative test evaluation of upconversion effects in Tm:Lu2O3, Tm:YLF, and Tm:YAG materials. Wide-band tunable 2 µm Tm:Lu2O3 laser is sought for remote sensing, eye–safe lasers, laser processing of transparent plastics, medical therapy, ultra¬fast lasers (UFL), accelera¬tion of nuclear particles, and generation of visible output via harmonic conversion.

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Date Published: 10 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11259, Solid State Lasers XXIX: Technology and Devices, 1125904 (10 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2547167
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David M. Filgas, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
John Vetrovec, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Drew A. Copeland, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Carey A. Smith, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Eldridge Briscoe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11259:
Solid State Lasers XXIX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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