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9 January 2002 300-mJ diode-pumped 1.9-μm Tm:YLF laser
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We report on a diode pumped Tm: YLF laser generating 1.9 micrometers output. Recently, research is being pursued to produce laser wavelength around 2 micrometers by separating the Ho and Tm ions in different laser hosts. Compared to co-doped laser hosts; a higher efficiency performance can be achieved by directly pumping the Holmium with a 1.9 micrometers Tm laser due to the elimination of energy sharing between Tm and Ho as well as deleterious upconversion effects in co-doped systems. A 300-mJ Tm:YLF laser at room temperature has been demonstrated. The laser design and laser performance is described. To our knowledge, this is the highest energy ever reported for this laser material.
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Mulugeta Petros, Jirong Yu, Upendra N. Singh, Brian M. Walsh, Norman P. Barnes, and James C. Barnes "300-mJ diode-pumped 1.9-μm Tm:YLF laser", Proc. SPIE 4484, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II, (9 January 2002);


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