The possibilities and limits of avalanche lasing on the green Er3+:LiYF4 transition

M. Pollnau, W. Lüthy, H.P. Weber

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    In computer simulations the population mechanisms of the room-temperature continuous-wave green upconversion Er3+:LiYF4 laser are investigated. An avalanche process is the dominating excitation mechanism, but it also counteracts stimulated emission at higher dopant concentrations. This concentration dependence can be considered as a behaviour present in many rare-earth-doped avalanche lasers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995
    EventAdvanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 1995 - Memphis, United States
    Duration: 30 Jan 19951 Feb 1995


    ConferenceAdvanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 1995
    Abbreviated titleASSL
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • EWI-17957
    • IR-71658

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