Study of the Performance Characteristics of Erbium-Containing Laser Glasses
The present state of laser glasses production for optoelectronic systems and devices is considered. The limitations of existing laser glasses and the necessity to create new ones have been viewed. The urgency of the development and introduction of new types of laser glass for its use in both civilian and defense equipment sectors is shown. The technological complexity of the phosphate erbium glasses production is substantiated. The purpose of the work is to create laser glasses and make a laser element, will be operating wavelength of 1.54 μm. Optimum concentration of rare earth oxides in laser glasses has been determined. The quality control methodology and technology of laser glasses were developed. The production of a new laser glass makes it possible to use it in modern optoelectronic systems. The laser elements were fabricated and their generation characteristics were investigated. The results of the laser elements industrial testing are presented.
Gundars Mežinskis, Līga Grase, Ruta Švinka, Ilona Pavlovska, Jānis Grabis, Kęstutis Baltakys and Irina Hussainova
L. Bragina et al., "Study of the Performance Characteristics of Erbium-Containing Laser Glasses", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 788, pp. 114-119, 2018