Abstract

The effect of the spectral broadening in cw diode pumping and the wavelength shift in pulsed pumping of a solid-state laser is investigated theoretically. A very simple model allowing the computation of the reduction of the absorbed pump energy is developed. The results are applied to an ytterbium-doped solid-state laser and should be fruitful for amplifier and laser design.

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  1. G. L. Bourdet, "Comparison of pulse amplification performances in longitudinally pumped ytterbium-doped materials," Opt. Commun. 200, 331-342 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  2. G. L. Bourdet and E. Bartnicki, "Generalized formula for cw end-pumped Yb-doped material amplifier gain and laser output power in various pumping configurations," Appl. Opt. 45, 9203-9209 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Laser and spectroscopic properties of Sr5(PO4)3F:Yb," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 269-276 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  4. T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, and Y. Kuwano, "Temperature dependence and optimization of 970-nm diode-pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG lasers," Appl. Opt. 38, 5149-5153 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  5. N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, and M. W. Skolaut, Jr., "Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558-569 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  6. C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.
  7. C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.
  8. F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  9. G. L. Bourdet and Olivier Casagrande, "Theoretical comparison of ytterbium doped sesquioxides under pulse diode pumping," Opt. Commun. 244, 327-332 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  10. H. Yu and G. Bourdet, "Different cooling configurations for a high average power longitudinally diode-pumped Yb:YAG amplifier," Appl. Opt. 45, 6205-6211 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. U. Brauch, A. Giesen, M. Karszewski, Chr. Stewen, and A. Voss, "Multiwatt diode-pumped Yb:YAG thin disk laser continuously tunable between 1018 and 1053 nm," Opt. Lett. 20, 713-715 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. K. Contag, M. Karszewsky, C. Stewen, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, "Theoretical modelling and experimental investigations of the diode-pumped thin-disc Yb:YAG laser," Quantum Electron. 29, 697-703 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  13. C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel "A 1-kW cw thin disc laser," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650-657 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  14. G. L. Bourdet, H. Yu, J. C. Chanteloup, A. Fülöp, S. Le Moal, and G. Le Touzé, "Present status of the LUCIA Project, a 1 kW class diode-pumped solid-state laser chain," in XIIth Conference on Laser Optics,Proc. SPIE (to be published).

2006

2005

G. L. Bourdet and Olivier Casagrande, "Theoretical comparison of ytterbium doped sesquioxides under pulse diode pumping," Opt. Commun. 244, 327-332 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2001

G. L. Bourdet, "Comparison of pulse amplification performances in longitudinally pumped ytterbium-doped materials," Opt. Commun. 200, 331-342 (2001).
[CrossRef]

F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel "A 1-kW cw thin disc laser," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650-657 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

K. Contag, M. Karszewsky, C. Stewen, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, "Theoretical modelling and experimental investigations of the diode-pumped thin-disc Yb:YAG laser," Quantum Electron. 29, 697-703 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, and Y. Kuwano, "Temperature dependence and optimization of 970-nm diode-pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG lasers," Appl. Opt. 38, 5149-5153 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1995

1994

1990

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, and M. W. Skolaut, Jr., "Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558-569 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, and M. W. Skolaut, Jr., "Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558-569 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Bartnicki, E.

Bayramian, A.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Beach, R.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Beach, R. J.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Bibeau, C.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Bourdet, G.

Bourdet, G. L.

G. L. Bourdet and E. Bartnicki, "Generalized formula for cw end-pumped Yb-doped material amplifier gain and laser output power in various pumping configurations," Appl. Opt. 45, 9203-9209 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. L. Bourdet and Olivier Casagrande, "Theoretical comparison of ytterbium doped sesquioxides under pulse diode pumping," Opt. Commun. 244, 327-332 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. L. Bourdet, "Comparison of pulse amplification performances in longitudinally pumped ytterbium-doped materials," Opt. Commun. 200, 331-342 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. L. Bourdet, H. Yu, J. C. Chanteloup, A. Fülöp, S. Le Moal, and G. Le Touzé, "Present status of the LUCIA Project, a 1 kW class diode-pumped solid-state laser chain," in XIIth Conference on Laser Optics,Proc. SPIE (to be published).

Brauch, U.

Casagrande, Olivier

G. L. Bourdet and Olivier Casagrande, "Theoretical comparison of ytterbium doped sesquioxides under pulse diode pumping," Opt. Commun. 244, 327-332 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chanteloup, J. C.

G. L. Bourdet, H. Yu, J. C. Chanteloup, A. Fülöp, S. Le Moal, and G. Le Touzé, "Present status of the LUCIA Project, a 1 kW class diode-pumped solid-state laser chain," in XIIth Conference on Laser Optics,Proc. SPIE (to be published).

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Contag, K.

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel "A 1-kW cw thin disc laser," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650-657 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Contag, M. Karszewsky, C. Stewen, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, "Theoretical modelling and experimental investigations of the diode-pumped thin-disc Yb:YAG laser," Quantum Electron. 29, 697-703 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cross, P. L.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, and M. W. Skolaut, Jr., "Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558-569 (1990).
[CrossRef]

DeLoach, L. D.

Ebbers, C. A.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Emanuel, M. A.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Equall, R.

F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fülöp, A.

G. L. Bourdet, H. Yu, J. C. Chanteloup, A. Fülöp, S. Le Moal, and G. Le Touzé, "Present status of the LUCIA Project, a 1 kW class diode-pumped solid-state laser chain," in XIIth Conference on Laser Optics,Proc. SPIE (to be published).

Giesen, A.

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel "A 1-kW cw thin disc laser," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650-657 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Contag, M. Karszewsky, C. Stewen, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, "Theoretical modelling and experimental investigations of the diode-pumped thin-disc Yb:YAG laser," Quantum Electron. 29, 697-703 (1999).
[CrossRef]

U. Brauch, A. Giesen, M. Karszewski, Chr. Stewen, and A. Voss, "Multiwatt diode-pumped Yb:YAG thin disk laser continuously tunable between 1018 and 1053 nm," Opt. Lett. 20, 713-715 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Honea, E.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Honea, E. C.

F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hügel, H.

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel "A 1-kW cw thin disc laser," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650-657 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Contag, M. Karszewsky, C. Stewen, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, "Theoretical modelling and experimental investigations of the diode-pumped thin-disc Yb:YAG laser," Quantum Electron. 29, 697-703 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hutcheson, R.

F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jancaitis, K.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Karszewski, M.

Karszewsky, M.

K. Contag, M. Karszewsky, C. Stewen, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, "Theoretical modelling and experimental investigations of the diode-pumped thin-disc Yb:YAG laser," Quantum Electron. 29, 697-703 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kasamatsu, T.

Krupke, W. F.

Kuwano, Y.

Kway, W. L.

Larionov, M.

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel "A 1-kW cw thin disc laser," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650-657 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lawson, J.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Le Moal, S.

G. L. Bourdet, H. Yu, J. C. Chanteloup, A. Fülöp, S. Le Moal, and G. Le Touzé, "Present status of the LUCIA Project, a 1 kW class diode-pumped solid-state laser chain," in XIIth Conference on Laser Optics,Proc. SPIE (to be published).

Le Touzé, G.

G. L. Bourdet, H. Yu, J. C. Chanteloup, A. Fülöp, S. Le Moal, and G. Le Touzé, "Present status of the LUCIA Project, a 1 kW class diode-pumped solid-state laser chain," in XIIth Conference on Laser Optics,Proc. SPIE (to be published).

Marshall, C.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Orth, C.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Orth, C. D.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Patel, F. D.

F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Laser and spectroscopic properties of Sr5(PO4)3F:Yb," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 269-276 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Powell, H. T.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Rothenberg, J. E.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Sacks, R.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Schaffers, K.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Schaffers, K. I.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Sekita, H.

Skidmore, J.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Skidmore, J. A.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Skolaut, M. W.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, and M. W. Skolaut, Jr., "Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558-569 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Smith, L. K.

Speth, J.

F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, "Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135-144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Stewen, C.

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel "A 1-kW cw thin disc laser," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650-657 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Contag, M. Karszewsky, C. Stewen, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, "Theoretical modelling and experimental investigations of the diode-pumped thin-disc Yb:YAG laser," Quantum Electron. 29, 697-703 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Stewen, Chr.

Storm, M. E.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, and M. W. Skolaut, Jr., "Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558-569 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Sutton, S.

C. Orth, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, E. Honea, K. Jancaitis, J. Lawson, C. Marshall, R. Sacks, K. Schaffers, J. Skidmore, and S. Sutton, "Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped-solid- state laser for Project Mercury," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 114-129.

Sutton, S. B.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

Voss, A.

Yu, H.

H. Yu and G. Bourdet, "Different cooling configurations for a high average power longitudinally diode-pumped Yb:YAG amplifier," Appl. Opt. 45, 6205-6211 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. L. Bourdet, H. Yu, J. C. Chanteloup, A. Fülöp, S. Le Moal, and G. Le Touzé, "Present status of the LUCIA Project, a 1 kW class diode-pumped solid-state laser chain," in XIIth Conference on Laser Optics,Proc. SPIE (to be published).

Zapata, L. E.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, A. Bayramian, J. C. Chanteloup, C. A. Ebbers, M. A. Emanuel, C. D. Orth, J. E. Rothenberg, K. I. Schaffers, J. A. Skidmore, S. B. Sutton, L. E. Zapata, S. A. Payne, and H. T. Powell, "Initial operation of the mercury laser: a gas-cooled, 10-Hz, Yb:S-FAP system," in Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, R. Scheps and H. J. Hoffman, eds., Proc. SPIE 5332, 244-250.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optimal amplifier thickness to concentration product for Yb:Sc 2 O 3 (triangles) and Yb:YAG (squares) versus pump pulse duration for 15 kW / cm 2 pump intensity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Efficiency versus pump pulse duration for various values of the injected laser intensity for Yb:YAG for 15 kW / cm 2 pump intensity and an amplifier length equal to the optimum length for the corresponding pump pulse duration. (b) Identical to (a) for Yb:Sc 2 O 3 .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Absorption coefficient spectrum for 10 at. % doped Yb:YAG.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Ratio of the transmission of the pump to the transmission of a monochromatic light (diamonds, left scale) and the ratio of the equivalent absorbing length to the one with monochromatic light (squares, right scale) versus the ratio of diode emission bandwidth to the absorption linewidth for a narrow absorption line ( Yb:Sc 2 O 3 zero line, Δ λ A b s = 3   nm ). (b) Identical to (a) for a broad absorbing line (Yb:YAG at room temperature, Δ λ A b s = 8   nm ).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The cw diode emission bandwidth (solid line), the crystal absorption bandwidth (light), and the QCW diode emission bandwidth (dark) for optimum pump pulse duration τ o p t .

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Wavelength shift versus time for a stack of 25 diode bars fed by 120 A.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Ratio of the optimum lengths (diamonds, left scale) and the ratio of the transmissions of the pump beam (squares, right scale) with a broad pump bandwidth ( 2   nm ) and a wavelength shift to the ones obtained for a monochromatic light at line center versus the diode wavelength at the beginning of the diode pulse λ S t a r t for a narrow absorption line ( Yb:Sc 2 O 3 , Δ λ A b s = 3   nm ).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Identical to Fig. 7 for a broad absorbing line (Yb:YAG at room temperature, Δ λ A b s = 8   nm ).

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Decomposition of the YAG Absorbing Line in Gaussian Curves

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Table 2 Absorption Parameters for YAG and Sc2O3

Equations (11)

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P ( t ) = P 0 + f [ λ λ D ( t ) ] d λ ,
f ( λ ) = exp [ 2 ( λ Δ λ D ) 2 ] , P 0 = 2 π P p Δ λ D .
T ( t ) = P 0 + f [ λ λ D ( t ) ] exp [ α 0 ( λ λ 0 ) l ] d λ τ p P p ,
T = P 0 P p 0 τ p + f [ λ λ D ( t ) ] τ p exp [ α 0 ( λ λ 0 ) l ] d λ d t .
P ( λ ) = 0 τ p f [ λ λ D ( t ) ] τ p  d t .
T = 2 π 1 Δ λ D + P ( λ ) exp [ α 0 ( λ λ 0 ) l ] d λ .
T 0 = exp ( 2 α 0 L ) , 2 α 0 L = ln ( T 0 ) .
T = exp ( 2 α L ) , 2 α L = ln ( T ) .
α = - ln ( T ) 2 L , ln ( T 0 ) = 2 α L = ln ( T ) L L , L = L ln ( T 0 ) ln ( T ) .
σ e m i s s i o n = 1 5 I i exp [ 2 ( λ λ i Δ λ i ) 2 ] .
λ ( t ) = 1.0312 ln ( 50 t ) + λ S t a r t ,

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