Tunable laser operation of a Tm3+-doped tellurite glass laser near 2 mu m pumped by a 1211 nm semiconductor disk laser

F. Fusari, S. Vetter, A. A. Lagatsky, B. Richards, S. Calvez, A. Jha, M. D. Dawson, W. Sibbett, C Tom A Brown

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Abstract

We report on the performance around 1970 urn of a thulium-doped TZNC, bulk glass laser pumped by a semiconductor disk laser (SOL) emitting at 1211 nm. A pump-limited maximum output power of 60 mW at 1946 nm was obtained with a measured slope efficiency of 22.4%. The tuning range of 115 nm extended from 1850 nm to 2040 nm. Comparison with a previously reported performance when pumped at 793 nm with Ti:sapphire laser is discussed highlighting the competitiveness of pumping at 1211 nm. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1010
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Rare earth materials
  • Solid-state lasers
  • 2 mu m Laser
  • SDL
  • Tellurite glass lasers
  • SILICA FIBER LASER
  • HIGH-POWER
  • EFFICIENT
  • CW
  • TM3+

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