J. Phys. IV France
Volume 04, Numéro C4, Avril 1994
3rd International Conference Laser M2P
Page(s) C4-321 - C4-327
3rd International Conference Laser M2P

J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C4-321-C4-327

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1994477

On the wavelength range and quantum efficiency of three-micron laser emission in concentrated Er-systems


Institute of Atomic Physics, 76900 Bucharest, Romania

A generatized model for stationary three-micron laser emission governed by energy transfer processes in concentrated Er-systems is presented. Explicit analytical equations for the photon flux density in the resonator for a given wavelength is obtained as a function on system parameters (rates of up-conversion processes from the laser levels, efficiency of cross-relaxation processes, cross section of emission, losses, crystal field splitting of levels, lifetimes of laser levels, dopant concentration), on pump characteristics (wavelength, intensity) and temperature. These equations describe in a consistent way the existing data on stationary laser emission in concentrated Er systems and suggest possible ways to control and improve the characteristics of emission.

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