Abstract

Continuous-wave laser operation of bulk Er:Yb:phosphate glass pumped at 980 nm by an InGaAs index-guided diode laser has been achieved for the first time to our knowledge, with 2 mW of output power obtained at 1.54 μm. To optimize pumping conditions and to investigate the effects of pump wavelength, the Er3+:Yb3+ glass disk has also been pumped by a Ti:Al2O3 laser at 960 and 980 nm, and we obtained high output power (70 mW) and the highest slope efficiency (21% for 980-nm pumping) reported to date for a bulk Er:glass laser.

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S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, M. J. Myers, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 100 (1991).

M. Lukac, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 55 (1991).

1990 (1)

1989 (2)

1988 (1)

1987 (1)

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, D. P. Sheperd, Opt. Commun. 63, 417 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Anton, D. W.

D. W. Anton, T. J. Pier, P. A. Leilabady, in Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FB6.

Barnes, W. L.

Caffey, D. P.

J. A. Hutchinson, D. P. Caffey, C. F. Schans, C. W. Trussel, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP19.

Digonnet, M. J. F.

Gapontsev, V. P.

V. P. Gapontsev, P. I. Sadovsky, I. E. Samartsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP38.

Hamlin, S. J.

S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, M. J. Myers, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 100 (1991).

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, D. P. Sheperd, Opt. Commun. 63, 417 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Hutchinson, J. A.

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Kazer, A.

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, D. P. Sheperd, Opt. Commun. 63, 417 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kim, B. Y.

Laming, R. I.

Leilabady, P. A.

D. W. Anton, T. J. Pier, P. A. Leilabady, in Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FB6.

Lukac, M.

M. Lukac, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 55 (1991).

Morkel, P. R.

Myers, J. D.

S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, M. J. Myers, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 100 (1991).

Myers, M. J.

S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, M. J. Myers, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 100 (1991).

Okayasu, M.

M. Okayasu, S. Uehara, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuA1.

Payne, D. N.

Pier, T. J.

D. W. Anton, T. J. Pier, P. A. Leilabady, in Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FB6.

Poole, S. B.

Reekie, L.

Sadovsky, P. I.

V. P. Gapontsev, P. I. Sadovsky, I. E. Samartsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP38.

Samartsev, I. E.

V. P. Gapontsev, P. I. Sadovsky, I. E. Samartsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP38.

Schans, C. F.

J. A. Hutchinson, D. P. Caffey, C. F. Schans, C. W. Trussel, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP19.

Sheperd, D. P.

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, D. P. Sheperd, Opt. Commun. 63, 417 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Tarbox, E. J.

Trussel, C. W.

J. A. Hutchinson, D. P. Caffey, C. F. Schans, C. W. Trussel, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP19.

Uehara, S.

M. Okayasu, S. Uehara, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuA1.

Wyatt, R.

R. Wyatt, Electron. Lett. 25, 1498 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Wysocky, P. F.

Electron. Lett. (1)

R. Wyatt, Electron. Lett. 25, 1498 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, D. P. Sheperd, Opt. Commun. 63, 417 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (2)

S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, M. J. Myers, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 100 (1991).

M. Lukac, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1419, 55 (1991).

Other (5)

M. Okayasu, S. Uehara, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CTuA1.

Spectra Diode Model SDL 6300 preliminary data sheet (San Jose, Calif., 1991).

D. W. Anton, T. J. Pier, P. A. Leilabady, in Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper FB6.

J. A. Hutchinson, D. P. Caffey, C. F. Schans, C. W. Trussel, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP19.

V. P. Gapontsev, P. I. Sadovsky, I. E. Samartsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP38.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the diode-pumped Er3+:Yb3+: phosphate glass laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power from the diode-pumped Er3+:Yb3+: phosphate glass laser as a function of the input power incident upon the rear face of the laser disk with the SDL 6300 InGaAs diode laser and the EG&G InGaAs diode laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power from the Er3+:Yb3+:phosphate glass laser pumped by a Ti:Al2O3 laser as a function of the input power incident upon the rear face of the laser disk for a pump-light wavelength λp of 980 and 960 nm.

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