Abstract

We report widely tunable infrared and self-frequency-doubled operation in ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum borate (Yb:YAB). In the infrared, tuning has been obtained between 1016 and 1090 nm and also near 1125 nm. A tuning range at the 1-W level of 55 nm has been obtained. As a self-frequency-doubled laser, green output powers of 65 mW at 510 nm and over 450 mW at 530 nm have been demonstrated with a maximum diode-to-green conversion efficiency of 5%. Yb:YAB has been shown to cover the wavelengths of the copper-vapor (510 nm), argon-ion (514 nm), doubled Nd:YAG (532 nm), green HeNe (543 nm), and the doubled Yb:Sr5(VO4)3F laser in the visible (∼565 nm).

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2000

P. Wang, P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “Efficient continuous-wave self-frequency-doubling green diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 lasers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 731-733 (2000).
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[CrossRef]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb3+:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423-425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[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+:CaGdO(BO3)3 laser,” Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Mougel, K. Dardenne, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, “Ytterbium-doped Ca4GdO(BO3)3: an efficient infrared laser and self-frequency doubling crystal,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 164-172 (1999).
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1997

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1990

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Room temperature CW tunable green upconversion holmium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 26, 261-263 (1990).
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Aka, G.

Aka, G. P.

Allain, J. Y.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Tunable green upconversion erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 28, 111-113 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Room temperature CW tunable green upconversion holmium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 26, 261-263 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Aron, A.

Augé, F.

Balembois, F.

Bar, S.

Bausa, L. E.

E. Montoya, J. A. Sanz-Garcia, J. Capmany, L. E. Bausa, A. Diening, T. Kellner, and G. Huber, “Continuous wave infrared laser action, self-frequency doubling and tunability of Yb3+:MgO:LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 87, 4056-4062 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Biswal, S.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Braun, A.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
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Brun, A.

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P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, J. Li, and J. Wang, “Coupled-cavity, single-frequency, tunable cw Yb:YAB yellow microchip laser,” Opt. Commun. 207, 315-320 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bustamante, A. N. P.

A. N. P. Bustamante, D. A. Hammons, R. E. Peale, B. H. T. Chai, M. Richardson, and A. Chin, “Simultaneous cw dual wavelength laser action and tunability performance of diode-pumped Yb3+:Sr5(VO4)3F,” Opt. Commun. 19, 309-313 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Capmany, J.

E. Montoya, J. A. Sanz-Garcia, J. Capmany, L. E. Bausa, A. Diening, T. Kellner, and G. Huber, “Continuous wave infrared laser action, self-frequency doubling and tunability of Yb3+:MgO:LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 87, 4056-4062 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chai, B. H. T.

A. N. P. Bustamante, D. A. Hammons, R. E. Peale, B. H. T. Chai, M. Richardson, and A. Chin, “Simultaneous cw dual wavelength laser action and tunability performance of diode-pumped Yb3+:Sr5(VO4)3F,” Opt. Commun. 19, 309-313 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, A. K. Chin, and R. Jollay, “Scaling of longitudinally diode-pumped self-frequency-doubling Nd:YCOB lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 991-999 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chenais, S.

Chin, A.

A. N. P. Bustamante, D. A. Hammons, R. E. Peale, B. H. T. Chai, M. Richardson, and A. Chin, “Simultaneous cw dual wavelength laser action and tunability performance of diode-pumped Yb3+:Sr5(VO4)3F,” Opt. Commun. 19, 309-313 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chin, A. K.

D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, A. K. Chin, and R. Jollay, “Scaling of longitudinally diode-pumped self-frequency-doubling Nd:YCOB lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 991-999 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Courjaud, A.

Dardenne, K.

Dawes, J. M.

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, J. Li, and J. Wang, “Coupled-cavity, single-frequency, tunable cw Yb:YAB yellow microchip laser,” Opt. Commun. 207, 315-320 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Lederer, M. Hilderbrandt, V. Z. Kolev, B. Luther-Davies, B. Taylor, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, H. H. Tan, and C. Jagadish, “Passive mode locking of a self-frequency-doubling Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 436-439 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “1.1W CW self-frequency-doubled diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO,3)4 laser,” Opt. Commun. 195, 431-436 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. Wang, P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “Efficient continuous-wave self-frequency-doubling green diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 lasers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 731-733 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, J. Li, and J. Wang, “Coupled-cavity, single-frequency, tunable cw Yb:YAB yellow microchip laser,” Opt. Commun. 207, 315-320 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Lederer, M. Hilderbrandt, V. Z. Kolev, B. Luther-Davies, B. Taylor, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, H. H. Tan, and C. Jagadish, “Passive mode locking of a self-frequency-doubling Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 436-439 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “1.1W CW self-frequency-doubled diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO,3)4 laser,” Opt. Commun. 195, 431-436 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. Wang, P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “Efficient continuous-wave self-frequency-doubling green diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 lasers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 731-733 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Diening, A.

E. Montoya, J. A. Sanz-Garcia, J. Capmany, L. E. Bausa, A. Diening, T. Kellner, and G. Huber, “Continuous wave infrared laser action, self-frequency doubling and tunability of Yb3+:MgO:LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 87, 4056-4062 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Druon, F.

Gaume, R.

Georges, P.

Giessen, A.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Giffin, S. M.

Graf, M.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hammons, D. A.

A. N. P. Bustamante, D. A. Hammons, R. E. Peale, B. H. T. Chai, M. Richardson, and A. Chin, “Simultaneous cw dual wavelength laser action and tunability performance of diode-pumped Yb3+:Sr5(VO4)3F,” Opt. Commun. 19, 309-313 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, A. K. Chin, and R. Jollay, “Scaling of longitudinally diode-pumped self-frequency-doubling Nd:YCOB lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 991-999 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Haumesser, P. H.

Heumann, E.

Hilderbrandt, M.

Ho¨nninger, C.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Honninger, C.

Huber, G.

E. Heumann, S. Bar, H. Kretschmann, and G. Huber, “Diode-pumped continuous-wave green upconversion lasing of Er3+:LiLuF4 using multipass pumping,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1699-1701 (2002).
[CrossRef]

E. Montoya, J. A. Sanz-Garcia, J. Capmany, L. E. Bausa, A. Diening, T. Kellner, and G. Huber, “Continuous wave infrared laser action, self-frequency doubling and tunability of Yb3+:MgO:LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 87, 4056-4062 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jagadish, C.

Johannsen, I.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jollay, R.

D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, A. K. Chin, and R. Jollay, “Scaling of longitudinally diode-pumped self-frequency-doubling Nd:YCOB lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 991-999 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kahn-Harari, A.

Keller, U.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kellner, T.

E. Montoya, J. A. Sanz-Garcia, J. Capmany, L. E. Bausa, A. Diening, T. Kellner, and G. Huber, “Continuous wave infrared laser action, self-frequency doubling and tunability of Yb3+:MgO:LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 87, 4056-4062 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kolev, V. Z.

Kretschmann, H.

Lederer, M. J.

Li, J.

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, J. Li, and J. Wang, “Coupled-cavity, single-frequency, tunable cw Yb:YAB yellow microchip laser,” Opt. Commun. 207, 315-320 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “1.1W CW self-frequency-doubled diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO,3)4 laser,” Opt. Commun. 195, 431-436 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. Wang, P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “Efficient continuous-wave self-frequency-doubling green diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 lasers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 731-733 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Luther-Davies, B.

McKinnie, I. T.

Monerie, M.

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Tunable green upconversion erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 28, 111-113 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Allain, M. Monerie, and H. Poignant, “Room temperature CW tunable green upconversion holmium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 26, 261-263 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Montoya, E.

E. Montoya, J. A. Sanz-Garcia, J. Capmany, L. E. Bausa, A. Diening, T. Kellner, and G. Huber, “Continuous wave infrared laser action, self-frequency doubling and tunability of Yb3+:MgO:LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 87, 4056-4062 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Moser, M.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mougel, F.

Mourou, G. A.

C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
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P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “1.1W CW self-frequency-doubled diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO,3)4 laser,” Opt. Commun. 195, 431-436 (2001).
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P. Wang, P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, “Efficient continuous-wave self-frequency-doubling green diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 lasers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 731-733 (2000).
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C. Ho¨nninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giessen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 69, 3–17 (1999).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of laser cavity used to obtain tunable green emission.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Infrared output power as a function of tuned wavelength for 0.5%-T and 2.5%-T output coupling.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Etalon tuning of infrared emission using a 2.5%-T output coupler, average linewidth ∼0.12 nm.

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Fig. 4

Coupled-cavity infrared emission past 1100 nm with lasing below 1100 nm suppressed.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Absorption, emission and gain cross section of Yb:YAB for σ polarization.

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Fig. 6

Visible tuning range in Yb:YAB, pump power = 8.7 W.

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Fig. 7

(a) Infrared-tuned emission spectrum near 1020 nm; (b) self-doubled green near 510 nm, and (c) infrared emission at the gain peak near 1060 nm. Resolution bandwidth at 1020 and 510 nm of 0.1 nm and at 1060.4 nm of 0.2 nm.

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Fig. 8

Laser power slope efficiency for visible emission at 510 nm in a hemispherical cavity with a birefringent tuner and at 565 nm in a coupled cavity.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Comparison of Threshold Pump Powers for Yb:YAB at 1040, 1090, and 1125 nm

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Table 2 Comparison of Output Powers, Infrared Tuning Ranges and Material Properties of Various Ytterbium Crystalline Materials

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