Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 6, pp 847–851 | Cite as

Comparative analysis of Tm-Ho:KYF4 laser crystals

  • E. Sani
  • A. Toncelli
  • M. Tonelli
  • N. Coluccelli
  • G. Galzerano
  • P. Laporta
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Abstract

A spectroscopic characterization of Tm-Ho:KYF4 crystals with different doping levels is presented. A comparative investigation based on diode-pumped 2-μm laser experiments shows that the best trade-off in terms of cw output power characteristics and wavelength tuning ranges is obtained with 5% Tm-0.5% Ho active crystal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Sani
    • 1
  • A. Toncelli
    • 1
  • M. Tonelli
    • 1
  • N. Coluccelli
    • 2
  • G. Galzerano
    • 2
  • P. Laporta
    • 2
  1. 1.NEST-Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Pisa Largo PontecorvoPisaItaly
  2. 2.IFN-CNR, Dipartimento di FisicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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