1 June 1992 Demonstration and analysis of a holmium quasi-two-level laser
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Proceedings Volume 1627, Solid State Lasers III; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60183
Event: OE/LASE '92, 1992, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The concept and demonstration of a 2.1-micron holmium laser directly pumped with a 2.0-micron laser are described. Experiments and calculations which explore the potential of this low quantum defect laser system are presented. The new technique exhibits higher gains, reduced upconversion losses, reduced temperature sensitivity, and lower thermal loading.
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Steven R. Bowman, Barry J. Feldman, "Demonstration and analysis of a holmium quasi-two-level laser", Proc. SPIE 1627, Solid State Lasers III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60183; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60183


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