Laser Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 867–869

Resonantly-pumped Er3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser for remote CO2 monitoring

  • N. Ter-Gabrielyan
  • L. D. Merkle
  • G. A. Newburgh
  • M. Dubinskii
Physics of Lasers

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X09040458

Cite this article as:
Ter-Gabrielyan, N., Merkle, L.D., Newburgh, G.A. et al. Laser Phys. (2009) 19: 867. doi:10.1134/S1054660X09040458

Abstract

Laser performance of resonantly-pumped Er3+-doped Y2O3 ceramic laser for remote DIAL CO2 monitoring is reported. Slope efficiency of 64.6% and output power of over 9.3 W have been achieved with this eyesafe, 1.6-μm, CW laser in a cryogenically cooled operation regime despite the marginal optical quality of currently available laser gain material.

PACS numbers

42.55.Rz42.60.By42.60.Pk42.62.Fi

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Ter-Gabrielyan
    • 1
  • L. D. Merkle
    • 1
  • G. A. Newburgh
    • 1
  • M. Dubinskii
    • 1
  1. 1.US Army Research LaboratoryAdelphiUSA