Abstract

Continuous-wave laser action at 2 µm is demonstrated in a TmHo:KYF4 single crystal at room temperature. Crystal growth, spectroscopic measurements, and laser results are presented. An output power in excess of 250 mW is obtained with a tuning range of 99 nm, the largest ever published, to our knowledge, for Tm–Ho in any crystalline host.

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2002 (1)

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

P. E.-A. Möbert, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Laser Phys. 8, 210 (1998).

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B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C 48, 978 (1992).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

1978 (1)

S. Aleonard, Y. Le Fur, L. Pontonnier, M. F. Gorius, and M. Th. Roux, Ann. Chim. (Paris) 3, 417 (1978).

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Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C 48, 978 (1992).
[Crossref]

S. Aleonard, Y. Le Fur, L. Pontonnier, M. F. Gorius, and M. Th. Roux, Ann. Chim. (Paris) 3, 417 (1978).

Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

Chai, B.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Chai, B. H. T.

P. E.-A. Möbert, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Laser Phys. 8, 210 (1998).

Cornacchia, F.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Diening, A.

P. E.-A. Möbert, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Laser Phys. 8, 210 (1998).

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

Galzerano, G.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Gorius, M. F.

S. Aleonard, Y. Le Fur, L. Pontonnier, M. F. Gorius, and M. Th. Roux, Ann. Chim. (Paris) 3, 417 (1978).

Heumann, E.

P. E.-A. Möbert, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Laser Phys. 8, 210 (1998).

Huber, G.

P. E.-A. Möbert, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Laser Phys. 8, 210 (1998).

Khaidukov, N. M.

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C 48, 978 (1992).
[Crossref]

Laporta, P.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Le Fur, Y.

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C 48, 978 (1992).
[Crossref]

S. Aleonard, Y. Le Fur, L. Pontonnier, M. F. Gorius, and M. Th. Roux, Ann. Chim. (Paris) 3, 417 (1978).

Lefaucheur, J.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Lutts, G.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Marano, M.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Möbert, P. E.-A.

P. E.-A. Möbert, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Laser Phys. 8, 210 (1998).

Nicholls, J.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Pham, A.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Pontonnier, L.

S. Aleonard, Y. Le Fur, L. Pontonnier, M. F. Gorius, and M. Th. Roux, Ann. Chim. (Paris) 3, 417 (1978).

Roux, M. Th.

S. Aleonard, Y. Le Fur, L. Pontonnier, M. F. Gorius, and M. Th. Roux, Ann. Chim. (Paris) 3, 417 (1978).

Sani, E.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Taccheo, S.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Toncelli, A.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Tonelli, M.

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C (1)

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C 48, 978 (1992).
[Crossref]

Ann. Chim. (Paris) (1)

S. Aleonard, Y. Le Fur, L. Pontonnier, M. F. Gorius, and M. Th. Roux, Ann. Chim. (Paris) 3, 417 (1978).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

Laser Phys. (1)

P. E.-A. Möbert, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Laser Phys. 8, 210 (1998).

Proc. SPIE (1)

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[Crossref]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Room-temperature polarized absorption spectra of the Tm–Ho:KYF crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Room-temperature polarized emission spectra of the Tm–Ho:KYF crystal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Cavity configuration of the diode-pumped Tm–Ho:KYF laser: L, lens; HR, high-reflectivity coating; ROC, radius of curvature.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tm–Ho:KYF output power versus incident pump power with 1% (filled circles) and 2% (open circles) output coupling.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Tunability curve of the Tm–Ho:KYF laser at 1-W incident pump power with 1% (filled circles) and 2% (open circles) output coupling.

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