Abstract

Recent papers have reported on the properties of scandium and aluminum garnets doped with trivalent chromium, thulium, and holmium for 2-μm laser operation.1-3 However, there have been no systematic investigations of the transfer efficiencies between Cr3+ and Tm3+ in various hosts and how these efficiencies change with activator and sensitizer concentration. The present work includes both experimental and theoretical studies of the transfer efficiencies in YAG, YSAG, and YSGG.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Energy-Transfer Processes among Cr, Tm, and Ho Ions in Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Crystals

G. Armagan, A. M. Buoncristiani, B. Di Bartolo, A. T. Inge, and C. H. Bair
EE7 Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL) 1989

New Promising Low Sc3+ Content Garnet YSAG:Cr3+, Ho3+, Tm3+ for 2-μm Lasers

A. I. Feodorov, G. B. Loutts, M. A. Noginov, I. A. Shcherbakov, V. A. Smirnov, I. T. Sorokina, V. B. Tzvetkov, A. I. Zagumenny, E. V. Zharikov, and D. A. Zubenko
ML9 Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL) 1992

Reanalysis of Cr-Nd Energy Transfer in Scandium Garnets, and its Impact on Visible Diode-Pumping

Michelle D. Shinn, Tamara A. Buell, and David S. Sumida
SC19 Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL) 1995

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription