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.
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
Tonelli, M., Falconieri, M., Lanzi, A., Salvetti, G., & Toncelli, A. (1996). Comparison of Tm-sensitized Ho:Yag and Ho:YLF crystals for a laser-pumped 2 μm CW oscillator. Optics Communications, 129(1-2), 62 - 68. https://doi.org/10.1016/0030-4018(96)00114-9