Applied Physics B

, 93:817

First investigations on an Er3+:YAG SSHCL

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-008-3244-7

Cite this article as:
Eichhorn, M. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 93: 817. doi:10.1007/s00340-008-3244-7

Abstract

First results on a diode-pumped Er3+:YAG solid-state heat-capacity laser (SSHCL) are reported. The laser achieves an output power of >70 W and could be operated for >2 s, currently limited by the available pump power with respect to the temperature dependent threshold. The experimental results are in good agreement with the spectroscopically expected performance, predicting high-power kW-class operability of an Er3+:YAG SSHCL. The presented work is believed to be the first Er3+:YAG SSHCL investigated.

PACS

42.55.-f42.55.Xi42.60-v

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.French–German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL)5 rue du Général CassagnouSaint Louis CedexFrance