10 April 1995 Chemically stregthened Er3+, Nd3+ doped phosphate laser glasses
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Abstract
Significant enhancement of the thermal loading capability has been achieved with both Er3+ and Nd3+ doped inherently strong glasses by an ion-exchange chemical strengthening process. A free running laser with an average output power of 6.5 W and a Q-switched single mode laser with an energy of 5 mJ at a repetition rate of 15 Hz have been demonstrated at the 1.54 micrometers eye safe wavelength with strengthened QX/Er glass. An average output power of 110 W at 1.05 micrometers has been obtained employing a strengthened QX/Nd glass rod.
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Shibin Jiang, Shibin Jiang, John D. Myers, John D. Myers, Ruikun Wu, Ruikun Wu, Gregg M. Bishop, Gregg M. Bishop, Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Michael J. Myers, Michael J. Myers, Scott J. Hamlin, Scott J. Hamlin, } "Chemically stregthened Er3+, Nd3+ doped phosphate laser glasses", Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206475; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.206475
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