Abstract

An efficient 2μm room temperature Ho:YVO4 laser resonantly pumped by a 1.94μm Tm:YAP laser is demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, in this Letter. Up to 8.58W of laser output at 2053nm is obtained with the optical-to-optical conversion efficiency as much as 41.2%. The output beam had quality of M2 factor with Mx2 of 3.58 and My2 of 1.76 at 8W output level. In addition, we also obtained 4.18W laser output at 2066nm and 7.04W at 2040nm from the Ho:YVO4 laser with conversion efficiency of 27.8% and 33.8%, respectively.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the Ho: YVO 4 laser. OC, output coupler; LD, laser diode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

I 7 5 I 5 8 gain cross section of Ho: YVO 4 at 300 K with different population inversion levels.

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Fig. 3

Output spectra of the Ho: YVO 4 laser, (a)  T = 7.3 % and (b) other output mirror transmissions used in the experiment.

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Fig. 4

Output performance for the Ho: YVO 4 laser under different output mirror transmissions (for T = 26.8 % and with FP etalon inserted in the resonator, the output wavelength was centered at 2040 nm ).

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Fig. 5

Dependence of the output power on crystal-holder temperature for the Ho: YVO 4 laser. P in , total incident pump power; T, transmission.

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Table 1 Laser Performance of the Ho: YVO 4 Laser a

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