Abstract

We report on the temperature dependent spectroscopic properties of Yb3+ and Er3+ co-doped glass gain media in the eye-safe spectral region. Measurements suggest that judicious selection of the operating wavelength can lead to a laser output with minimal dependence on the temperature of the gain medium.

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2004

C. Trussell, V. King, A. Hays, S. Hamlin, "Diode-pumped Er,Yb:glass micro-laser," Proc. SPIE 5332-14, (2004)

2003

M. Bass, L.S. Weichman, S. Vigil, and B. Brickeen, "The temperature dependence of Nd3+doped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 39, 741-748 (2003)
[CrossRef]

2002

A. Levoshkin and A. Petrov, "Miniature Q-switched flashlamp-pumped erbium glass lasers with low threshold and short output pulse duration," Proc. SPIE 4680, pp 22-29, (2002)
[CrossRef]

1992

S. A. Payne, L.L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, " Infrared cross-section measurements for crystals doped with Er3+, Tm3+, and Ho3+," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 28, 2619-2630 (1992)
[CrossRef]

1991

1962

B.R. Judd, "Optical absorption intensities of rare-earth ions," Phys. Rev. 127, 750-761 (1962)
[CrossRef]

G.S. Ofelt, "Intensities of crystal spectra of rare-earth ions," J. Chem Phys 37, 511-520 (1962)
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron

M. Bass, L.S. Weichman, S. Vigil, and B. Brickeen, "The temperature dependence of Nd3+doped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 39, 741-748 (2003)
[CrossRef]

S. A. Payne, L.L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, " Infrared cross-section measurements for crystals doped with Er3+, Tm3+, and Ho3+," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 28, 2619-2630 (1992)
[CrossRef]

J. Chem Phys

G.S. Ofelt, "Intensities of crystal spectra of rare-earth ions," J. Chem Phys 37, 511-520 (1962)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev.

B.R. Judd, "Optical absorption intensities of rare-earth ions," Phys. Rev. 127, 750-761 (1962)
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

C. Trussell, V. King, A. Hays, S. Hamlin, "Diode-pumped Er,Yb:glass micro-laser," Proc. SPIE 5332-14, (2004)

A. Levoshkin and A. Petrov, "Miniature Q-switched flashlamp-pumped erbium glass lasers with low threshold and short output pulse duration," Proc. SPIE 4680, pp 22-29, (2002)
[CrossRef]

Other

C.M. Stickly, M.E. Fillipkowski, E. Parra, E.E. HackIII, "Super high efficiency diode sources (SHEDS) and architecture for diode high energy laser systems (ADHELS): An overview," in 21st Annual Conference on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper TuAl, 2006

T.-Y. Chung, A. Rapaport, Y. Chen, V. Smirnov, L.B. Glebov, M.C. Richardson, and M. Bass, "Stabilization, spectral narrowing and optimization of solid-state lasers using volumetric PTR Bragg grating cavity mirrors", SSDLTR, DEPS, Albuquerque, NM, June 13-15 (2006)

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Figures (3)

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Fig. 1.

Emission cross-sections for the Kigre MM2 Yb,Er:phosphate glass at various temperatures.

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Single pass gain for the Kigre MM2 Yb,Er:phosphate glass at various temperatures.

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Fig. 3.

Comparison of the variation in small single gain between the glass hosts.

Tables (2)

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Table 1. Calculated values of Ωt and the emission parameters for the four glasses

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Table 2. Calculated single pass small signal gain for the various glasses

Equations (8)

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α ( λ ) = ln 10 · ABS ( λ ) l
S DE exp ( J J ) = 3 hc ( 2 J + 1 ) · 9 n ( λ ¯ ) · α ( λ ) d λ N · 8 π 3 λ ¯ · ( n ( λ ¯ ) 2 + 2 ) 2
S DE calc ( J J ) = e 2 t = 2 , 4 , 6 Ω t J U ( t ) J 2
τ rad , J ( J J ) = 1 J A DE ( J J )
A DE ( J J ) = 64 π 4 3 h ( 2 J + 1 ) n ( n 2 + 2 2 ) 9 λ ¯ 3 S DE calc ( J J ) .
σ em ( I K , λ ) = 1 8 π · λ 5 · β ( I K ) n 2 · c · 1 τ rad · I em ( λ ) I K I em ( λ ) · λ · d λ ,
σ e ( λ ) = σ a ( λ ) Z l Z u exp [ hc λ 0 hc λ kT ] ,
G = exp [ ( σ e n u σ a n l ) · L ] ,

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