• Chinese Optics Letters
  • Vol. 21, Issue 3, (2023)
Zhao Jiaqun, Liu Yuantong, Cheng Ping, Yu Rui
Author Affiliations
  • Hohai University
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    A diode-pumped continuous-wave Tm:YVO<sub>4</sub> laser operating on the <sup>3</sup>H<sub>4</sub> → <sup>3</sup>H<sub>5</sub> and <sup>3</sup>F<sub>4</sub> → <sup>3</sup>H<sub>6</sub> transitions was demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. An a-cut Tm:YVO<sub>4</sub> crystal with 1.5 at. % Tm<sup>3+</sup> ion concentration was used to characterize the laser behavior. A common commercial laser diode with a central wavelength of 790 nm and a bandwidth of 3.2 nm was utilized as a pump source. With an output coupler for the <sup>3</sup>H<sub>4</sub> → <sup>3</sup>H<sub>5</sub> and <sup>3</sup>F<sub></sub>4 → <sup>3</sup>H<sub>6</sub> transitions, simultaneous three-wavelength laser operation was achieved. The laser emissions at 2292 and 2363 nm in π-polarization and at 2108 nm in σ-polarization were realized. With an incident pump power of 22 W, the total output power of 1.17 W at 2292 nm, 2363 nm and 2108 nm was obtained. The output power at 2292 and 2363 nm was measured to be 750 mW, and the output power at 2108 nm was measured to be 420 mW.
    Manuscript Accepted: Sep. 20, 2022
    Posted: Sep. 21, 2022