Abstract

We first demonstrate an efficient Ho:YAG laser intra-cavity pumped by a narrowband-diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser. The pump wavelength of the laser diode was selected according to the excitation peak which is also one of the absorption peaks of a 3.5 at. % Tm:YAG crystal and was locked by volume Bragg gratings. In the Tm laser experiment, a maximum output power of 11.12 W, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 51.6%, was obtained. In the Ho laser experiment, a maximum output power of 8.03 W at 2122 nm with a slope efficiency of 38% was obtained for 24.96 W of diode pump power incident on the Tm:YAG rod.

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