TITLE

Resonantly diode laser pumped 1.6-μm-erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet solid-state laser

AUTHOR(S)
Garbuzov, Dmitri; Kudryashov, Igor; Dubinskii, Mark
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/28/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 13, p131115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report direct resonant diode pumping of a 1.6-μm-Er3+-doped bulk solid-state laser. Using a 1470-nm-single-mode diode laser module to pump the Er:YAG rod, an absorbed photon conversion efficiency of 26% has been obtained in this initial experiment. Analysis of the diode-pumped solid-state laser input–output characteristics suggests that the obtained slope efficiency can be doubled through the reduction of intracavity losses and pumping efficiency improvement.
ACCESSION #
16702283

 

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