Comparative analysis of diode-pumped cw Tm-Ho-YLF and Tm-Ho:BaYF lasers at 2 µm

Year: 2002

Authors: Marano M., Taccheo S., Laporta P., Cornacchia F., Sani E., Toncelli A., Tonelli M.

Autors Affiliation: INFM, Dip. Fisica del Politecnico, CEQSE-CNR, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy; NEST, Dip. Fisica, Universita di Pisa, Via Buonarroti 2, 56127 Pisa, Italy

Abstract: Diode-pumped continuous wave Tm-Ho:YLF and Tm-Ho:BaYF lasers, oscillating at around 2 µm were comparatively analyzed, in terms of output power and wavelength tunability. Maximum output power of 310 mW with a slope efficiency of 19.9% was achieved for Tm-Ho:YLF laser. Tm-Ho:BaYF laser yielded the maximum output power of 225 mW with a slope efficiency of 13.8%. A tuning range of 40 nm, from 2032 to 2072 nm for Tm-Ho:YLF laser and a tuning interval of 88 nm, from 2005 to 2093 nm for Tm-Ho:BaYF laser were achieved.

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KeyWords: Barium compounds; Computer control; Crystal growth from melt; Crystallography; Laser tuning; Lithium compounds; Pumping (laser); Semiconductor lasers, Wavelength tunability, Continuous wave lasers
DOI: 10.1109/CLEO.2002.1033509