Optimization of Er, Yb:YCOB for CW laser operation

Phillip A. Burns*, Judith M. Dawes, Peter Dekker, James A. Piper, Huaidong Jiang, Jiyang Wang

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The erbium and ytterbium ion concentrations in the host yttrium calcium oxaborate have been optimized for diode pumped continuous-wave (CW) laser operation using spectroscopic measurements, modeling of energy transfer and population rate equation analysis, resulting in 270 mW of CW output from a diode-pumped Er,Yb:YCOB laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1575-1582
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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