Access to eBooks is limited to institutions that have purchased or currently subscribe to the SPIE eBooks program. eBooks are not available via an individual subscription. SPIE books (print and digital) may be purchased individually on SPIE.Org.

Contact your librarian to recommend SPIE eBooks for your organization.
Abstract
The ytterbium laser is currently regarded as a suitable candidate for generating pulses with relatively high peak power or as a source for high-power CW output, because of the long lifetime of the excited level F 5/2 2 of the Yb 3+ ion. This characteristic, coupled with the ability to obtain high Yb 3+ doping levels (up to 20 at. % without concentration quenching), makes the ytterbium-doped solid an ideal candidate for high-power industrial laser applications as well as a microlaser in the 1030-€“1050 nm spectral range. This laser emission is absorbed by saturable absorbers such as Cr 4+ :YAG and other quadrivalent chromium-doped garnets, yielding repetitive modulation and high peak power.
Online access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions.
CHAPTER 10
16 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top