Accession Number:

ADD015035

Title:

Resonantly Pumped, Erbium-Doped, 2.8 Micron Solid State Laser With High Slope Efficiency.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 23 May 91,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A laser system and method for producing a laser emission at a wavelength of substantially 2.8 microns is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the laser system comprises a crystal having a host material doped with erbium a laser cavity defined by first and second reflective elements at opposing ends of the crystal to form a reflective path there between and resonant pumping means for directly pumping the upper laser state of the erbium with a pump beam at a preselected wavelength to cause the erbium-doped crystal to produce a laser emission corresponding to the laser transition having a wavelength of substantially 2.8 microns, a portion of the laser emission at substantially 2.8 microns being outputted from one of the first and second reflective elements.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE