Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal
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- Troshin, A., Kisel, V., Yasukevich, A. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 86: 287. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2448-y
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The polarized absorption spectra of Tm3+-doped potassium yttrium tungstate (Tm:KY(WO4)2) crystal at room temperature were measured. The emission spectrum and lifetime of the 3F4 excited state were determined. Using standard and modified Judd–Ofelt theories, the intensity parameters and the radiative lifetimes were calculated and good agreement with the experimental results was obtained for both theories. Continuous-wave laser operation in Tm:KYW crystal under laser diode pumping at 802 nm and 1750 nm was demonstrated with slope efficiency of 53% and 28% and output power of about 555 mW and 86 mW, respectively.