ORC Seminar Series

"Power Scaling of Tm:YLF-pumped Ho:YAG Lasers"

Speaker


Sik So, ORC

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2007
Venue: Lecture Theatre C, Building 46
Time: 2pm

Abstract

Ho:YAG lacks absorption bands coinciding with commonly available wavelengths for high-power laser diodes, an efficient diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser can be used instead, leading to an in-band pumped Ho:YAG laser. This project describes a power-scaling strategy for the Tm:YLF laser, which is followed by the demonstration of two different Ho:YAG laser architectures. These are an intra-cavity side-pumping scheme and a regular external end-pumping scheme.

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