1 June 1992 Diode-pumped erbium glass lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1627, Solid State Lasers III; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60137
Event: OE/LASE '92, 1992, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
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Douglas W. Anthon, Douglas W. Anthon, Tim J. Pier, Tim J. Pier, } "Diode-pumped erbium glass lasers", Proc. SPIE 1627, Solid State Lasers III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60137; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60137


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