Abstract

We have demonstrated an upconversion-pumped blue laser on the 1G43H6 band of Tm:YAG at cryogenic temperatures. Measurements were also made to assess the possibility of room-temperature upconversion-pumped lasers in Tm:YAG on both the 1G43H6 and the 1D23F4 bands.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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