Abstract

We report continuous-wave laser operation with Yb(15  at .  %):Ca4YO(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB) reaching 26 W of output power in the thin disk laser setup at an optical-to-optical efficiency of 58% and a slope efficiency of 67% in the EZ polarization. In the EX polarization the efficiency of the laser was slightly lower, but a large tuning range of 95 nm with several watts of output power could be obtained here. Furthermore, applying the pinhole method, the fluorescence lifetime was determined to be 2.2 ms. The obtained results reveal that Yb:YCOB is a promising candidate for the generation of very short pulses at high pulse energies in the thin disk laser setup.

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2008 (3)

2007 (6)

A. Giesen and J. Speiser, “Fifteen years of work on thin-disk lasers: results and scaling laws,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598-609 (2007).
[Crossref]

C. Kränkel, J. Johannsen, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Continuous-wave high power laser operation and tunability of Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 in thin disk configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 217-220 (2007).
[Crossref]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Broadly tunable high-power Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk laser with 80% slope efficiency,” Opt. Express 15, 7075-7082 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Kühn, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, and K. Petermann, “Model for the calculation of radiation trapping and description of the pinhole method,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1908-1910 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Output-coupling-dependent polarization state of a continuous-wave Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2909-2911 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

Y. T. Fei, B. H. T. Chai, C. A. Ebbers, Z. M. Liao, K. I. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth 290, 301-306 (2006).
[Crossref]

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119-121 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

S. Chenais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, “Thermal lensing in diode-pumped ytterbium lasers--Part I: theoretical analysis and wavefront measurements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1217-1234 (2004).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

2000 (1)

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (2)

Q. Ye and B. H. T. Chai, “Crystal growth of YCa4O(BO3)3 and its orientation,” J. Cryst. Growth 197, 228-235 (1999).
[Crossref]

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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (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]

1994 (1)

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

R. Norrestam, M. Nygren, and J. O. Bovin, “Structural investigations of new calcium rare earth (R) oxyborates with the composition Ca4RO(BO3)3,” Chem. Mater. 4, 737-743 (1992).
[Crossref]

Aka, G.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Aron, A.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Baer, C. R. E.

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, A. G. Engqvist, S. Hashimoto, D. J. H. C. Maas, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin disk laser oscillator with pulse energy beyond the 10-microjoule level,” Opt. Express 16, 6397-6407 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, U. Keller, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Shortest pulse duration of mode-locked thin disk lasers: ultrafast Yb:LuScO3 laser generates 227-fs pulses,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper CMBB3.

Balembois, F.

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119-121 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chenais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, “Thermal lensing in diode-pumped ytterbium lasers--Part I: theoretical analysis and wavefront measurements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1217-1234 (2004).
[Crossref]

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Bauer, D.

Bente, E.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

Bernas, H.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

Birkin, D. J. L.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

Bovin, J. O.

R. Norrestam, M. Nygren, and J. O. Bovin, “Structural investigations of new calcium rare earth (R) oxyborates with the composition Ca4RO(BO3)3,” Chem. Mater. 4, 737-743 (1992).
[Crossref]

Brauch, U.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).
[Crossref]

Brun, A.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Brunner, F.

Burns, D.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[Crossref]

Cano-Torres, J. M.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
[Crossref]

Cascales, C.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chai, B. H. T.

Y. T. Fei, B. H. T. Chai, C. A. Ebbers, Z. M. Liao, K. I. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth 290, 301-306 (2006).
[Crossref]

Q. Ye and B. H. T. Chai, “Crystal growth of YCa4O(BO3)3 and its orientation,” J. Cryst. Growth 197, 228-235 (1999).
[Crossref]

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]

B. H. T. Chai, D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, W. K. Jang, L. Shah, G. M. Luntz, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Lasing, second harmonic conversion and self-frequency doubling of Yb:YCOB (Yb:YCa4B3O10),” in Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (1998), pp. 59-61.

Chenais, S.

S. Chenais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, “Thermal lensing in diode-pumped ytterbium lasers--Part I: theoretical analysis and wavefront measurements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1217-1234 (2004).
[Crossref]

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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[Crossref]

Contag, K.

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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[Crossref]

Dawson, M. D.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
[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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[Crossref]

Dekorsy, T.

Didierjean, J.

Druon, F.

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119-121 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chenais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, “Thermal lensing in diode-pumped ytterbium lasers--Part I: theoretical analysis and wavefront measurements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1217-1234 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Ebbers, C. A.

Y. T. Fei, B. H. T. Chai, C. A. Ebbers, Z. M. Liao, K. I. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth 290, 301-306 (2006).
[Crossref]

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]

B. H. T. Chai, D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, W. K. Jang, L. Shah, G. M. Luntz, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Lasing, second harmonic conversion and self-frequency doubling of Yb:YCOB (Yb:YCa4B3O10),” in Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (1998), pp. 59-61.

Engqvist, A. G.

Fei, Y. T.

Y. T. Fei, B. H. T. Chai, C. A. Ebbers, Z. M. Liao, K. I. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth 290, 301-306 (2006).
[Crossref]

Fredrich-Thornton, S. T.

Gao, J.

García-Cortés, A.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
[Crossref]

Georges, P.

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119-121 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chenais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, “Thermal lensing in diode-pumped ytterbium lasers--Part I: theoretical analysis and wavefront measurements,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1217-1234 (2004).
[Crossref]

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A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

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S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, A. G. Engqvist, S. Hashimoto, D. J. H. C. Maas, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin disk laser oscillator with pulse energy beyond the 10-microjoule level,” Opt. Express 16, 6397-6407 (2008).
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Griebner, U.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
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X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and J. H. Liu, “Femtosecond mode-locking of the Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2009), paper MB9.

Guina, M.

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).
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Hashimoto, S.

Heckl, O. H.

C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, U. Keller, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Shortest pulse duration of mode-locked thin disk lasers: ultrafast Yb:LuScO3 laser generates 227-fs pulses,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper CMBB3.

Huber, G.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Power scaling potential of Yb:NGW in thin disk laser configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 25-28 (2008).
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C. Kränkel, J. Johannsen, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Continuous-wave high power laser operation and tunability of Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 in thin disk configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 217-220 (2007).
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R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Broadly tunable high-power Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk laser with 80% slope efficiency,” Opt. Express 15, 7075-7082 (2007).
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C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “High power operation of Yb:LuVO4 and Yb:YVO4 crystals in the thin-disk laser setup,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2007), paper MA 3.

C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, U. Keller, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Shortest pulse duration of mode-locked thin disk lasers: ultrafast Yb:LuScO3 laser generates 227-fs pulses,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper CMBB3.

Hügel, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).
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Jacquet, M.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Jang, W. K.

B. H. T. Chai, D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, W. K. Jang, L. Shah, G. M. Luntz, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Lasing, second harmonic conversion and self-frequency doubling of Yb:YCOB (Yb:YCa4B3O10),” in Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (1998), pp. 59-61.

Johannsen, J.

C. Kränkel, J. Johannsen, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Continuous-wave high power laser operation and tunability of Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 in thin disk configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 217-220 (2007).
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A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Keller, U.

Kemp, A. J.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
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Kisel, V. E.

Kleinbauer, J.

Kränkel, C.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Power scaling potential of Yb:NGW in thin disk laser configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 25-28 (2008).
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C. Kränkel, J. Johannsen, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Continuous-wave high power laser operation and tunability of Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 in thin disk configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 217-220 (2007).
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H. Kühn, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, and K. Petermann, “Model for the calculation of radiation trapping and description of the pinhole method,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1908-1910 (2007).
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C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “High power operation of Yb:LuVO4 and Yb:YVO4 crystals in the thin-disk laser setup,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2007), paper MA 3.

C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, U. Keller, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Shortest pulse duration of mode-locked thin disk lasers: ultrafast Yb:LuScO3 laser generates 227-fs pulses,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper CMBB3.

Kühn, H.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kumkar, M.

Lenain, N.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Liao, Z. M.

Y. T. Fei, B. H. T. Chai, C. A. Ebbers, Z. M. Liao, K. I. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth 290, 301-306 (2006).
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Liu, J. H.

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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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
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Lucas-Leclin, G.

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Maas, D. J. H. C.

Marchese, S. V.

Mateos, X.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
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X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and J. H. Liu, “Femtosecond mode-locking of the Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2009), paper MB9.

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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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
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Neuhaus, J.

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A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).
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Paschotta, R.

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).
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R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Power scaling potential of Yb:NGW in thin disk laser configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 25-28 (2008).
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C. Kränkel, J. Johannsen, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Continuous-wave high power laser operation and tunability of Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 in thin disk configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 217-220 (2007).
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H. Kühn, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, and K. Petermann, “Model for the calculation of radiation trapping and description of the pinhole method,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1908-1910 (2007).
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R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Broadly tunable high-power Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk laser with 80% slope efficiency,” Opt. Express 15, 7075-7082 (2007).
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C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “High power operation of Yb:LuVO4 and Yb:YVO4 crystals in the thin-disk laser setup,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2007), paper MA 3.

C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, U. Keller, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Shortest pulse duration of mode-locked thin disk lasers: ultrafast Yb:LuScO3 laser generates 227-fs pulses,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper CMBB3.

Peters, R.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Power scaling potential of Yb:NGW in thin disk laser configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 25-28 (2008).
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C. Kränkel, J. Johannsen, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Continuous-wave high power laser operation and tunability of Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 in thin disk configuration,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 217-220 (2007).
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R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Broadly tunable high-power Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk laser with 80% slope efficiency,” Opt. Express 15, 7075-7082 (2007).
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H. Kühn, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, and K. Petermann, “Model for the calculation of radiation trapping and description of the pinhole method,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1908-1910 (2007).
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C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “High power operation of Yb:LuVO4 and Yb:YVO4 crystals in the thin-disk laser setup,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2007), paper MA 3.

C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, U. Keller, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Shortest pulse duration of mode-locked thin disk lasers: ultrafast Yb:LuScO3 laser generates 227-fs pulses,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2009), paper CMBB3.

Petit, J.

Petrov, V.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
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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).
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B. H. T. Chai, D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, W. K. Jang, L. Shah, G. M. Luntz, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Lasing, second harmonic conversion and self-frequency doubling of Yb:YCOB (Yb:YCa4B3O10),” in Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (1998), pp. 59-61.

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).
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B. H. T. Chai, D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, W. K. Jang, L. Shah, G. M. Luntz, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Lasing, second harmonic conversion and self-frequency doubling of Yb:YCOB (Yb:YCa4B3O10),” in Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (1998), pp. 59-61.

Rivier, S.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
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Schaffers, K. I.

Y. T. Fei, B. H. T. Chai, C. A. Ebbers, Z. M. Liao, K. I. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth 290, 301-306 (2006).
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Schmidt, A.

X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and J. H. Liu, “Femtosecond mode-locking of the Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2009), paper MB9.

Serrano, M. D.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Rivier, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Spectroscopy and lasing of Yb-doped NaY(WO4)2: tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 758-764 (2007).
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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).
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B. H. T. Chai, D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, W. K. Jang, L. Shah, G. M. Luntz, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Lasing, second harmonic conversion and self-frequency doubling of Yb:YCOB (Yb:YCa4B3O10),” in Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (1998), pp. 59-61.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Sibbett, W.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
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A. Giesen and J. Speiser, “Fifteen years of work on thin-disk lasers: results and scaling laws,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598-609 (2007).
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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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
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Thelin, P.

Y. T. Fei, B. H. T. Chai, C. A. Ebbers, Z. M. Liao, K. I. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth 290, 301-306 (2006).
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G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36, 1621-1623 (2000).
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Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119-121 (2006).
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Vivien, D.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” in 4th French-Israeli Workshop on Optical Properties of Inorganic Materials (1999), pp. 181-188.

Voss, A.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).
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Wang, J.

Wang, J. Y.

X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and J. H. Liu, “Femtosecond mode-locking of the Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics Conference (2009), paper MB9.

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:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
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Wittig, K.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Polarization-dependent room temperature absorption (left) and emission cross section spectra (right) of Yb:YCOB. The inset shows the enlarged ZPL-absorption cross sections.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dependence of the measured fluorescence lifetime of Yb(15 at. %):YCOB on the diameter of the pinhole aperture placed in front of the sample. The solid line is the extrapolation fit to zero pinhole diameter, delivering the reabsorption free lifetime.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic setup of the thin disk laser resonator and the pump module.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power and optical-to-optical efficiency versus incident pump power for a 0.45 mm thick Yb(15 at. %)YCOB disk in the X-cut orientation (left) and a 0.40 mm thick Yb(15 at. %):YCOB disk in the Z-cut orientation (right) at various outcoupling rates.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dependence of the slope efficiency on the outcoupler transmission for various disk thicknesses in the X- and Z-cut orientations (left). Best slope efficiency in dependence of the crystal thickness for the X- and Z-cut Yb(15 at. %):YCOB (right).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Tuning range of a 0.3 mm Yb(15 at. %):YCOB crystal in the Z-cut orientation under 30 W of incident pump power at different outcoupling mirror transmissions.

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