Diode pumped, continuous wave Tm:YAlO3 laser

Thangavel Thevar, N. Barnes

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A continuous-wave, diode-pumped, room-temperature Tm:YAlO3 laser was built, characterized, and compared with a theoretical model. Spectroscopic parameters of the laser crystal, such as the pump band (H-3(4), manifold) lifetime, the upper laser level (F-3(4) manifold) lifetime, and the absorption coefficient were measured. The experimental data were used to calculate the quantum efficiency of Tm self-quenching of the H-3(4) manifold. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3352-3355
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - May 2006


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