Abstract

A diode-pumped Yb:YCOB laser at 1086  nm is passively Q switched by using InGaAs quantum wells as saturable absorbers and utilizing the Bragg mirror structure as an output coupler. With an absorbed pump power of 9.2  W the laser produces pulses of 100  ms duration with average pulse energy of as much as 165μJ at a pulse repetition rate of 7  kHz.

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2006 (2)

J. Liu, X. Mateos, H. Zhang, J. Wang, M. Jiang, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Characteristics of a continuous-wave Yb:GdVO4 laser end pumped by a high-power diode," Opt. Lett. 31, 2580-2582 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," in Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).

2005 (4)

J. Liu, X. Mateos, H. Zhang, J. Wang, M. Jiang, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Continuous-wave laser operation of Yb:LuVO4," Opt. Lett. 30, 3162-3164 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhang, A. Brenier, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, P. Li, S. Zhang, S. Ding, and S. Li, "Passive Q-switching characteristics of Yb3+:Gd3Ga5O12 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 7708-7719 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (2)

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

2001 (4)

J. Dong, P. Deng, Y. Liu, Y. Zhang, J. Xu, W. Chen, and X. Xie, "Passively Q-switched Yb:YAG laser with Cr4+:YAG as the saturable absorber," Appl. Opt. 40, 4303-4307 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

G. J. Spühler, S. Reffert, M. Haiml, M. Moser, and U. Keller," Output-coupling semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2733-2735 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

1999 (2)

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, F. Mougel, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3) laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: modeling and experiment," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 100-104 (1997).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

J. J. Degnan, "Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 1890-1901 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Aka, G.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, F. Mougel, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3) laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Augé, F.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, F. Mougel, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3) laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1879-1881 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, F. Mougel, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3) laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Boulon, G.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," in Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).

Brenier, A.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," in Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).

X. Zhang, A. Brenier, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, P. Li, S. Zhang, S. Ding, and S. Li, "Passive Q-switching characteristics of Yb3+:Gd3Ga5O12 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 7708-7719 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brun, A.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, F. Mougel, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3) laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: modeling and experiment," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 100-104 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Camy, P.

Chai, B. H. T.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

Chang, J.

Chen, W.

Chénais, S.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

Cheng, R.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Degnan, J. J.

J. J. Degnan, "Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 1890-1901 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Deng, P.

Ding, S.

Dong, J.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1879-1881 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

Eichenholz, J. M.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1879-1881 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, F. Mougel, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3) laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gong, M.

Graf, M.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Griebner, U.

Haiml, M.

G. J. Spühler, S. Reffert, M. Haiml, M. Moser, and U. Keller," Output-coupling semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2733-2735 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hammons, D. A.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Harder, C.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Huber, G.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Jacquemet, C.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jacquemet, M.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1879-1881 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Janel, N.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

Kahn-Harari, A.

Kalisky, O.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," in Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).

Kalisky, Y.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," in Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).

Keller, U.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

G. J. Spühler, S. Reffert, M. Haiml, M. Moser, and U. Keller," Output-coupling semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2733-2735 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kobayashi, T.

T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: modeling and experiment," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 100-104 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kullberg, M. P.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Kupchenko, M. I.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, P.

Li, S.

Liu, J.

Liu, Q.

Liu, X.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

Lucas-Leclin, G.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

Lucca, A.

Mackenzie, J. I.

Mateos, X.

Matrosov, V. N.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Matrosova, T. A.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Meng, X.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mix, E.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Moncorgé, R.

Moser, M.

G. J. Spühler, S. Reffert, M. Haiml, M. Moser, and U. Keller," Output-coupling semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2733-2735 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Mougel, F.

Paschotta, R.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Peale, R. E.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Petit, J.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

Qiu, H.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Rachum, U.

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," in Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).

Reffert, S.

G. J. Spühler, S. Reffert, M. Haiml, M. Moser, and U. Keller," Output-coupling semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2733-2735 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, M.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Saikawa, J.

T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: modeling and experiment," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 100-104 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shah, L.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shepherd, D. P.

Spühler, G. J.

G. J. Spühler, S. Reffert, M. Haiml, M. Moser, and U. Keller," Output-coupling semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2733-2735 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

Sun, L.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: modeling and experiment," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 100-104 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tolstik, N. A.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Troshin, A. E.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Viana, B.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Vivien, D.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, F. Mougel, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3) laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

Wang, P.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q.

X. Zhang, A. Brenier, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, P. Li, S. Zhang, S. Ding, and S. Li, "Passive Q-switching characteristics of Yb3+:Gd3Ga5O12 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 7708-7719 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Wu, H.

Xie, X.

Xu, J.

Yan, P.

Ye, Q.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Zavelani-Rossi, M.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

Zhang, H.

Zhang, Q.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, S.

X. Zhang, A. Brenier, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, P. Li, S. Zhang, S. Ding, and S. Li, "Passive Q-switching characteristics of Yb3+:Gd3Ga5O12 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 7708-7719 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

X. Zhang, A. Brenier, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Chang, P. Li, S. Zhang, S. Ding, and S. Li, "Passive Q-switching characteristics of Yb3+:Gd3Ga5O12 crystal," Opt. Express 13, 7708-7719 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

Zhao, S.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, L.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (5)

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, "A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 285-287 (2001).

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J. P. Chambaret, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Q-switched Yb3+:YVO4 laser with Raman self-conversion," Appl. Phys. B 80, 471-473 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. J. Spühler, S. Reffert, M. Haiml, M. Moser, and U. Keller," Output-coupling semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2733-2735 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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J. J. Degnan, "Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 1890-1901 (1995).
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X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, "Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: modeling and experiment," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 100-104 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, "Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)," Opt. Commun. 156, 327-330 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Proc. SPIE (1)

Y. Kalisky, O. Kalisky, U. Rachum, G. Boulon, and A. Brenier, "Comparative performance of passively Q-switched diode-pumped Yb:GGG, Yb:YAG and Yb-doped tungstates lasers using Cr4+-doped garnets," in Proc. SPIE 6100, 61001K (2006).

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Yb:YCOB laser at 1086   nm : HR, high reflection; HT, high transmission.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output powers at 1086   nm with respect to the absorbed pump power in cw and passively Q-switching operations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental results for the lasing spectra at an absorbed pump power of 9.2   W . (a) cw operation, (b) passive Q-switching operation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental results for pulse repetition rate and pulse energy versus absorbed pump power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Typical oscilloscope trace of a train of output pulses and (b) expanded shape of a single pulse.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Numerical results for the population density of the gain medium, the ground-state population density of the saturable absorber, and the intracavity photon density. The results correspond to the absorbed pump power of 6 W.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Numerical result for the single Q-switched pulse shape.

Equations (3)

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d ϕ d t = ϕ t r [ 2 σ n l 2 σ s n s l s ln ( 1 / R c ) L ] ,
d n d t = r p γ c σ ϕ n n t f ,
d n s d t = A A s c σ s ϕ n s + ( n s o n s ) t s ,

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