Kuan-Dong Ji

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We report what we believe to be the first demonstration of a room-temperature, continuous-wave Cr(4+):Y(3)Al(5)O(12) (Cr(4+):YAG) double-clad crystal fiber laser grown by the codrawing laser heated pedestal growth method. The threshold is below 100 mW, which is a factor of 4 lower than previously reported Cr(4+)-doped lasers. A slope efficiency of 6.9% was(More)
We demonstrate a compact, room-temperature, cw Yb(3+):Y(3)Al(5)O(12) silica (Yb(3+):YAG silica) fiber laser grown by the codrawing laser-heated pedestal growth technique. A slope efficiency of 76.3% was achieved from a 7 mm Yb(3+):YAG silica fiber, corresponding to an extracted power of nearly 1 W/cm. A laser side-mode suppression ratio of 70 dB was(More)
We report the lasing characteristics of a room-temperature continuous-wave double-clad Cr<sup>4+</sup>:YAG crystal fiber laser with a record-low threshold of 0.7 mW, more than 500 times lower than any previously reported Cr<sup>4+</sup>:YAG lasers.
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