27 February 2009 Quenching processes in Yb lasers: correlation to the valence stability of the Yb ion
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We present an overview of quenching processes in Yb-doped lasers. Experiments made on Yb:YAG crystals and Yb-doped fiber lasers show that induced losses appear upon UV-irradiation through a charge-transfer process. The valence stability of the Yb ion is believed to be the key issue for the quenching processes in Yb-doped high power laser systems.
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Magnus Engholm, Lars Norin, Christian Hirt, Susanne T. Fredrich-Thornton, Klaus Petermann, Günter Huber, "Quenching processes in Yb lasers: correlation to the valence stability of the Yb ion", Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 71931U (27 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.808767
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