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Diode-pumped erbium glass lasers
Author(s): Douglas W. Anthon; Tim J. Pier
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Paper Abstract

Intracavity pumping of Yb,Er:phosph ate glass with a diode-pumped Nd:Y AG laser allows efficient, tunable operation of the th ree-level Er laser in the 1530-1610 nm range. A multi­ longitudinal mode, 1535 nm output of more than 80 mW typically results with a 1 W, 808 nm pum p diode. Tunable, single-freq uency operation (20-80 mW) has been observed between 1533 and 1570 nm using a bi refringent tuner. The laser has also been acousto-optically Q­ switched to give 17 µJ pulses at 700 Hz. Further power scaling of the device will be limited by the relatively low thermal conductivi ty of the phosphate glasses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1627, Solid State Lasers III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60137
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas W. Anthon, Amoco Laser Co. (United States)
Tim J. Pier, Amoco Laser Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1627:
Solid State Lasers III
Gregory J. Quarles, Editor(s)

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