Abstract

A Yb3+:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 (Yb:GdCOB) crystal has been diode pumped for the first time to our knowledge. We obtained 47.5% slope efficiency at 6 °C, producing 191 mW of power at 1050 nm, with a 2.4% output coupler. Temperature does not significantly affect the laser performance: At room temperature we still obtained 180 mW of power for the same cavity. We achieved tunability of the Yb:GdCOB laser from 1035 to 1088 nm with a 1.7% output coupler and 100-nm tunability with a low-transmission output coupling (T = 0.03%).

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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1998 (3)

L. A. W. Gloster, P. Cormont, A. M. Cox, T. A. King, B. H. T. Chai, “Diode-pumped Q-switch Yb:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 146, 177–180 (1998).
[CrossRef]

C. Hönninger, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, U. Keller, “Efficient and tunable diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:glass laser,” Opt. Lett. 23, 126–128 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1996 (2)

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dickinson, L. A. W. Gloster, N. W. Hopps, T. A. King, “Continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 132, 275–278 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1988 (1)

1987 (1)

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Modeling and cw operation of a quasi-three-level 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605–612 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

D. Findlay, R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett. 20, 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Aka, G.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, F. Mougel, D. Vivien, F. Salin, P. Coquelin, P. Colin, D. Pelenc, J. L. Damelet, “Linear- and nonlinear- optical properties of a new gadolinium calcium oxoborate crystal, Ca4GdO(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2238–2247 (1997).
[CrossRef]

F. Mougel, A. Kahn-Harari, G. Aka, D. Pelenc, “Structural and thermal stability of Czochralski grown GdCOB oxoborate single crystals,” J. Mater. Chem. (to be published).

Augé, F.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Brauch, U.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss, “Advanced tunability and high-power TEM00 operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 280–284.

Brun, A.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Modeling and cw operation of a quasi-three-level 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605–612 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Chai, B.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Chai, B. H. T.

L. A. W. Gloster, P. Cormont, A. M. Cox, T. A. King, B. H. T. Chai, “Diode-pumped Q-switch Yb:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 146, 177–180 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Clay, R. A.

D. Findlay, R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett. 20, 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Colin, P.

Coquelin, P.

Cormont, P.

L. A. W. Gloster, P. Cormont, A. M. Cox, T. A. King, B. H. T. Chai, “Diode-pumped Q-switch Yb:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 146, 177–180 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Cox, A. M.

L. A. W. Gloster, P. Cormont, A. M. Cox, T. A. King, B. H. T. Chai, “Diode-pumped Q-switch Yb:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 146, 177–180 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Damelet, J. L.

Dickinson, M. R.

M. R. Dickinson, L. A. W. Gloster, N. W. Hopps, T. A. King, “Continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 132, 275–278 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Eichenholz, J.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, S. Klunk, G. Henein, “Diode-pumped Q-switched Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 18, 423–425 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Modeling and cw operation of a quasi-three-level 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605–612 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Findlay, D.

D. Findlay, R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett. 20, 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss, “Advanced tunability and high-power TEM00 operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 280–284.

Gloster, L. A. W.

L. A. W. Gloster, P. Cormont, A. M. Cox, T. A. King, B. H. T. Chai, “Diode-pumped Q-switch Yb:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 146, 177–180 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dickinson, L. A. W. Gloster, N. W. Hopps, T. A. King, “Continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 132, 275–278 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hamlin, S. J.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hammons, D.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Hanna, D. C.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Henein, G.

Hönninger, C.

Hopps, N. W.

M. R. Dickinson, L. A. W. Gloster, N. W. Hopps, T. A. King, “Continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 132, 275–278 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hügel, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jang, W. K.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Jiang, S.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Johannsen, I.

A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss, “Advanced tunability and high-power TEM00 operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 280–284.

Kahn-Harari, A.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, F. Mougel, D. Vivien, F. Salin, P. Coquelin, P. Colin, D. Pelenc, J. L. Damelet, “Linear- and nonlinear- optical properties of a new gadolinium calcium oxoborate crystal, Ca4GdO(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2238–2247 (1997).
[CrossRef]

F. Mougel, A. Kahn-Harari, G. Aka, D. Pelenc, “Structural and thermal stability of Czochralski grown GdCOB oxoborate single crystals,” J. Mater. Chem. (to be published).

Karszewski, M.

A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss, “Advanced tunability and high-power TEM00 operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 280–284.

Kasamatsu, T.

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, A. Kuwano, “Temperature-optimized operation of 970-nm diode-pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG lasers,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 125–128.

Keller, U.

King, T. A.

L. A. W. Gloster, P. Cormont, A. M. Cox, T. A. King, B. H. T. Chai, “Diode-pumped Q-switch Yb:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 146, 177–180 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dickinson, L. A. W. Gloster, N. W. Hopps, T. A. King, “Continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 132, 275–278 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Klunk, S.

Koch, R.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kuwano, A.

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, A. Kuwano, “Temperature-optimized operation of 970-nm diode-pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG lasers,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 125–128.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Mougel, F.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, F. Mougel, D. Vivien, F. Salin, P. Coquelin, P. Colin, D. Pelenc, J. L. Damelet, “Linear- and nonlinear- optical properties of a new gadolinium calcium oxoborate crystal, Ca4GdO(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2238–2247 (1997).
[CrossRef]

F. Mougel, A. Kahn-Harari, G. Aka, D. Pelenc, “Structural and thermal stability of Czochralski grown GdCOB oxoborate single crystals,” J. Mater. Chem. (to be published).

Myers, M. J.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opower, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Peale, R.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Pelenc, D.

Rhonehouse, D.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, M.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Risk, W. P.

Salin, F.

Schiegg, U.

A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss, “Advanced tunability and high-power TEM00 operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 280–284.

Schönnagel, H.

R. Koch, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, S. Jiang, M. J. Myers, D. Rhonehouse, S. J. Hamlin, U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel, “Efficient room temperature cw Yb:glass laser pumped by a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 134, 175–178 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sekita, H.

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, A. Kuwano, “Temperature-optimized operation of 970-nm diode-pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG lasers,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 125–128.

Shah, L.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Stewen, C.

A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss, “Advanced tunability and high-power TEM00 operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 280–284.

Vivien, D.

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, F. Mougel, D. Vivien, F. Salin, P. Coquelin, P. Colin, D. Pelenc, J. L. Damelet, “Linear- and nonlinear- optical properties of a new gadolinium calcium oxoborate crystal, Ca4GdO(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2238–2247 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Voss, A.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Giesen, U. Brauch, I. Johannsen, M. Karszewski, U. Schiegg, C. Stewen, A. Voss, “Advanced tunability and high-power TEM00 operation of the Yb:YAG thin disc laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 280–284.

Wittig, K.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ye, Q.

L. Shah, D. Hammons, J. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. Chai, M. Richardson, W. K. Jang, R. Peale, “Tunable laser generation in Yb:YCOB,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 4–9 October 1998, Baltimore, Md.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

F. Mougel, F. Augé, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, “New green self-frequency doubling diode-pumped Nd:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 533–535 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, “Modeling and cw operation of a quasi-three-level 946 nm Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605–612 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (3)

M. R. Dickinson, L. A. W. Gloster, N. W. Hopps, T. A. King, “Continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 132, 275–278 (1996).
[CrossRef]

L. A. W. Gloster, P. Cormont, A. M. Cox, T. A. King, B. H. T. Chai, “Diode-pumped Q-switch Yb:S-FAP laser,” Opt. Commun. 146, 177–180 (1998).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Yb:GdCOB emission (dashed curve) and absorption (solid curve) spectra.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser experimental setup: L1, L2, lenses of 60-mm focal length; M1, plane input mirror, highly reflecting at 1064 nm; M2, concave output coupler; C, Yb:GdCOB crystal; F, Lyot filter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of the Yb:GdCOB laser versus absorbed pump power for three crystal lengths.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power versus absorbed pump power for four temperatures of the crystal.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Stark levels of the Yb3+ 2 L j manifold in GdCOB.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output power versus wavelength.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Influence of laser wavelength on the laser threshold. These measurements were made with a high-reflection output coupler.

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