Comparison of Tm-sensitized Ho:Yag and Ho:YLF crystals for a laser-pumped 2 μm CW oscillator

M. Tonelli, M. Falconieri, A. Lanzi, G. Salvetti, A. Toncelli

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Abstract

We report on a comparison of YAG and YLF crystals for Tm,Ho based CW laser systems operating at 2 μm. As pump source we have used both a Ti:Al2O3laser and an array of diode lasers in order to quantitatively assess the relevance of the pump beam spatial features on the 2 μm laser performance. The results are compared with the predictions of a computer simulation using a rate equation model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62 - 68
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Volume129
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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