Applied Physics B

, 97:357

Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4—efficient 1.5 μm laser crystal

  • N. A. Tolstik
  • V. E. Kisel
  • N. V. Kuleshov
  • V. V. Maltsev
  • N. I. Leonyuk
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3694-6

Cite this article as:
Tolstik, N.A., Kisel, V.E., Kuleshov, N.V. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2009) 97: 357. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3694-6

Abstract

This article summarizes the latest achievements in the growth and characterization of Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser crystal emitting in the 1.5–1.6 μm spectral range. Fundamental spectroscopic parameters relevant to laser performance of Er,Yb:YAB derived from absorption and emission spectra and from excited state dynamics are presented. The laser performance of Er,Yb:YAB in the cw and mode-locked regimes is reported.

PACS

42.55 Xi42.70.Hj78.20Ci

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Tolstik
    • 1
  • V. E. Kisel
    • 1
  • N. V. Kuleshov
    • 1
  • V. V. Maltsev
    • 2
  • N. I. Leonyuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Optical Materials and TechnologiesBelarusian National Technical UniversityMinskBelarus
  2. 2.Geological FacultyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia