Laser Physics

, Volume 18, Issue 10, pp 1124–1127 | Cite as

Performance of a diode end-pumped Cr,Er:YSGG laser at 2.79 μm

Solid State and Liquid Lasers

Abstract

We present a diode end-pumped Cr,Er:YSGG laser at 2.79 μm operated in the continuous-wave (CW) and pulsed modes. Er3+ ions are directly pumped into the upper laser state 4I11/2 using a 967-nm diode laser, which avoids various nonradiative losses. The laser produces 50.2 mW of power in the CW mode. An average power of 169 mW is obtained at a repetition rate of 100 Hz and a pulse duration of 2 ms. The maximum laser energy achieved is 1.95 mJ at a repetition rate of 50 Hz, corresponding to a peak power of 970 mW and a slope efficiency is 7.6%. The far-field divergence angle of the laser is measured to be 8 mrad.

PACS numbers

42.55.Xi 42.55.Rz 42.60.Lh 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Opto-ElectronicsHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Institute of North Electronic EquipmentBeijingChina
  3. 3.Accueo Company LimitedBeijingChina

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