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Properties of Er3+ laser at 1.6-um wavelength in YLF4 and YVO4
Author(s): Li-lei Huang; Xiaozhu Chen; Zhi Hong; Chengfang Bao
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Paper Abstract

The properties of laser using Er:YLiF4 and Er:YVO4 crystals at approximately 1.6 micrometer wavelength are studied by equations deduced from speed equations. The results indicate that the laser threshold energies of Er:YLiF4 and Er:YVO4 are 4.4 and 2.0 times respectively lower than that of Er:YAG. The slope efficiencies of Er:YLiF4 and Er:YVO4 crystals are 3.7 and 1.5 times higher respectively than that of Er:YAG crystal. Therefore the YVO4, especially the YLiF4 crystal is a fine host crystal doped Er3+ ions, whose threshold is low and slope efficiency is high.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3549, High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers II, (7 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.344141
Show Author Affiliations
Li-lei Huang, National Institute of Metrology (China)
Xiaozhu Chen, National Institute of Metrology (China)
Zhi Hong, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Chengfang Bao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3549:
High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers II
Sui-Sheng Mei; Keith A. Truesdell, Editor(s)

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