Laser experiments were performed on buried, ridge-type channel waveguides in 8 at.% thulium-doped, yttrium– gadolinium–lutetium co-doped potassium double tungstate. By pumping with a Ti:sapphire laser at 794 nm, 1.6 W of output power at 1.84 μm with a maximum slope efficiency of ∼80% was obtained in a laser resonator with a high output-coupling degree of 89%. To the best of our knowledge, this result represents the most efficient 2-μm channel waveguide laser to date.
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van Dalfsen, K., Aravazhi, S., Grivas, C., García Blanco, S. M., & Pollnau, M. (2014). Thulium channel waveguide laser with 1.6 W of output power and ~80% slope efficiency. Optics letters, 39(15), 4380-4383. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004380