Highly efficient Ho:YAG laser pumped by a Tm -doped silica fiber laser

A. Abdolvand (Lead / Corresponding author), D. Y. Shen, L. J. Cooper, R. B. Williams, W. A. Clarkson

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The use of single doped Ho:YAG crystals by pumping directly into the upper laser manifold with a diode-pumped Tm:YLF or Tm:YVO4 was discussed. The upper limit on output power was limited by thermal effects in Tm-doped fiber laser as the pump laser. Cladding-pumped fiber lasers were relatively immune from thermal effects and offered the potential for scaling to very high powers without degradation in beam quality. It combination of high power, high brightness and flexibility in operating wavelength suggested that cladding pumped Tm doped fiber lasers were ideal sources for many Tm and Ho doped crystal lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1626-1627
Number of pages2
JournalOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO); Postconference Digest - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20036 Jun 2003



  • Cladding (coating)
  • Doping (additives)
  • Problem solving
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Silica
  • Thulium

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Abdolvand, A., Shen, D. Y., Cooper, L. J., Williams, R. B., & Clarkson, W. A. (2003). Highly efficient Ho:YAG laser pumped by a Tm -doped silica fiber laser. OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, 88, 1626-1627.