Abstract

A diode-pumped Tm,Ho:GdVO4 laser with a side-pumping configuration is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. Optimum Tm and Ho dopant concentrations for GdVO4 are somewhat lower than those for garnet and fluoride crystals. With a 3% Tm, 0.3% Ho:GdVO4 crystal an output energy of 31.2 mJ and a slope efficiency of 14.5% were obtained in normal-mode operation at room temperature.

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C. P. Wyss, W. Luthy, H. P. Weber, V. I. Vlasov, Y. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumenyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Opt. Commun. 153, 63 (1998).
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Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (4)

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

P. J. Morris, W. Luthy, H. P. Weber, Y. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Studenikin, I. Shcherbakov, and A. I. Zagumenyi, Opt. Commun. 111, 493 (1994).
[Crossref]

C. P. Wyss, W. Luthy, H. P. Weber, V. I. Vlasov, Y. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumenyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Opt. Commun. 153, 63 (1998).
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A. Sato and K. Asai, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, eds., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), pp. 298–302.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption spectra of (a) Tm,Ho:GdVO4, (b) Tm,Ho:LuLiF4, and Tm, Ho:LuAG.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Resonator configuration of a diode-pumped Tm,Ho:GdVO4 laser. HR, highly reflecting.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscilloscope trace of a 2-µm laser pulse.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser performance of 5% Tm, 0.5% Ho:GdVO4 (sample 2) and 3% Tm, 0.3% Ho:GdVO4 (sample 3).

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