Abstract

Lasing of Yb3+ in a disordered single crystal host, NaGd(WO4)2, is reported. Pump efficiencies as high as 20% and slope efficiencies as high as 30% are achieved for both σ- and π-polarizations with Ti:sapphire laser pumping. The emission of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2 is centered near 1030 nm. Tunability between 1016 and 1049 nm is obtained with a Lyot filter.

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2004 (4)

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
[CrossRef]

X. M. Han, L. Z. Zhang, M. W. Qiu, and C. F. Wang, “1.06 µm laser characteristics of Nd3+:KLa(WO4)2 crystal,” Mat. Res. Innovations 8, 68–70 (2004).

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Menard, and R. Moncorge, “CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 681–684 (2004)
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

A. A. Kaminskii, “Modern developments in the physics of crystalline laser materials,” phys. stat. sol. (a) 200, 215–296 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped oxide crystals for diode-pumped solid state lasers: crystal growth, optical spectroscopy, new criteria of evaluation and combinatorial approach,” Opt. Mat. 22, 85–87 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

K. Fu, Z.-P. Wang, Z.-X. Cheng, J.-H. Liu, R.-B. Song, H.-C. Chen, and Z.-S. Shao, “Effect of Nd3+ concentration on the laser performance of a new laser crystal: Nd:NY(WO4)2,” Optics Laser Techn. 33, 593–595 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Z. Cheng, S. Zhang, K. Fu, and H. Cheng, “Growth, thermal and laser properties of neodymium doped sodium yttrium double tungstate crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 4038–4040 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

W. F. Krupke, “Ytterbium solid-state lasers — the first decade,” IEEE J. on Selected Topics in Quantum Electron. 6, 1287–1296 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

J. Hanuza, A. Benzar, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, and J. H. van der Maas, “Structure and vibrational dynamics of tetragonal NaBi(WO4)2 scheelite crystal,” Vibrational Spectr. 12, 25–36 (1996).
[CrossRef]

N. Faure, C. Borel, M. Couchaud, G. Basset, R. Templier, and C. Wyon, “Optical properties and laser performance of neodymium doped scheelites CaWO4 and NaGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 63, 593–598 (1996).

1995 (1)

X. Zou and H. Toratani, “Evaluation of spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped glasses,” Phys. Rev. B 52, 15889–15897 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Aguiló, M.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Alves, L. C.

A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bagdasarov, Kh. S.

A. A. Kaminskii, P. V. Klevtsov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Maier, A. A. Pavlyuk, A. G. Petrosyan, and M. V. Provotorv, “New cw crystal lasers,” JETP Lett.16, 387–389 (1972) [transl. from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki 16, 548–551 (1972)].

Basset, G.

N. Faure, C. Borel, M. Couchaud, G. Basset, R. Templier, and C. Wyon, “Optical properties and laser performance of neodymium doped scheelites CaWO4 and NaGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 63, 593–598 (1996).

Benzar, A.

J. Hanuza, A. Benzar, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, and J. H. van der Maas, “Structure and vibrational dynamics of tetragonal NaBi(WO4)2 scheelite crystal,” Vibrational Spectr. 12, 25–36 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Borel, C.

N. Faure, C. Borel, M. Couchaud, G. Basset, R. Templier, and C. Wyon, “Optical properties and laser performance of neodymium doped scheelites CaWO4 and NaGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 63, 593–598 (1996).

Boulon, G.

G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped oxide crystals for diode-pumped solid state lasers: crystal growth, optical spectroscopy, new criteria of evaluation and combinatorial approach,” Opt. Mat. 22, 85–87 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bursukova, M. A.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Camy, P.

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Menard, and R. Moncorge, “CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 681–684 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Cascales, C.

A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chai, B. H. T.

W.-L. Zhou, X. X. Zhang, and B. H. T. Chai, “Laser oscillation at 1059 nm of a new laser crystal: Nd3+ doped NaY(WO4)2,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series vol. 10., Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 451–454.

Chase, L. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H.-C.

K. Fu, Z.-P. Wang, Z.-X. Cheng, J.-H. Liu, R.-B. Song, H.-C. Chen, and Z.-S. Shao, “Effect of Nd3+ concentration on the laser performance of a new laser crystal: Nd:NY(WO4)2,” Optics Laser Techn. 33, 593–595 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, H.

Z. Cheng, S. Zhang, K. Fu, and H. Cheng, “Growth, thermal and laser properties of neodymium doped sodium yttrium double tungstate crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 4038–4040 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Z.

Z. Cheng, S. Zhang, K. Fu, and H. Cheng, “Growth, thermal and laser properties of neodymium doped sodium yttrium double tungstate crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 4038–4040 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Z.-X.

K. Fu, Z.-P. Wang, Z.-X. Cheng, J.-H. Liu, R.-B. Song, H.-C. Chen, and Z.-S. Shao, “Effect of Nd3+ concentration on the laser performance of a new laser crystal: Nd:NY(WO4)2,” Optics Laser Techn. 33, 593–595 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Couchaud, M.

N. Faure, C. Borel, M. Couchaud, G. Basset, R. Templier, and C. Wyon, “Optical properties and laser performance of neodymium doped scheelites CaWO4 and NaGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 63, 593–598 (1996).

Coya, C.

A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
[CrossRef]

DeLoach, L. D.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Díaz, F.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Diening, A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Doualan, J. L.

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Menard, and R. Moncorge, “CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 681–684 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Dröge, S.

Yu. K. Voron’ko, E. V. Zharikov, D. A. Lis, A. A. Sobol’, K. A. Subbotin, S. N. Ushakov, V. E. Shukshin, and S. Dröge, “Growth and luminescent properties of NaGd(WO4)2:Yb3+ crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 1308–1314 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 1509–1516 (2003)].
[CrossRef]

Efremov, V. A.

V. K. Trunov, V. A. Efremov, and J. A. Velikodnyj, Kristallochimija i svojstva dvojnych molibdatov i vol’framatov, (Nauka, Leningrad, 1986), in russian.

Erbert, G.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Faure, N.

N. Faure, C. Borel, M. Couchaud, G. Basset, R. Templier, and C. Wyon, “Optical properties and laser performance of neodymium doped scheelites CaWO4 and NaGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 63, 593–598 (1996).

Fu, K.

K. Fu, Z.-P. Wang, Z.-X. Cheng, J.-H. Liu, R.-B. Song, H.-C. Chen, and Z.-S. Shao, “Effect of Nd3+ concentration on the laser performance of a new laser crystal: Nd:NY(WO4)2,” Optics Laser Techn. 33, 593–595 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Z. Cheng, S. Zhang, K. Fu, and H. Cheng, “Growth, thermal and laser properties of neodymium doped sodium yttrium double tungstate crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 4038–4040 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gavaldá, J.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Güell, F.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Han, X. M.

X. M. Han, L. Z. Zhang, M. W. Qiu, and C. F. Wang, “1.06 µm laser characteristics of Nd3+:KLa(WO4)2 crystal,” Mat. Res. Innovations 8, 68–70 (2004).

Hanuza, J.

J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Hanuza, A. Benzar, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, and J. H. van der Maas, “Structure and vibrational dynamics of tetragonal NaBi(WO4)2 scheelite crystal,” Vibrational Spectr. 12, 25–36 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Haznar, A.

J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Hanuza, A. Benzar, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, and J. H. van der Maas, “Structure and vibrational dynamics of tetragonal NaBi(WO4)2 scheelite crystal,” Vibrational Spectr. 12, 25–36 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, T.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
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A. A. Kaminskii, P. V. Klevtsov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Maier, A. A. Pavlyuk, A. G. Petrosyan, and M. V. Provotorv, “New cw crystal lasers,” JETP Lett.16, 387–389 (1972) [transl. from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki 16, 548–551 (1972)].

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A. A. Kaminskii, P. V. Klevtsov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Maier, A. A. Pavlyuk, A. G. Petrosyan, and M. V. Provotorv, “New cw crystal lasers,” JETP Lett.16, 387–389 (1972) [transl. from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki 16, 548–551 (1972)].

Kling, A.

A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
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M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
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A. A. Kaminskii, G. Ya. Kolodnyni, and N. I. Sergeeva, “Continuous LaNa(MoO4)2:Nd3+ laser operating at 300°K,” J. Appl. Spectrosc.9, 1275–1276 (1968) [transl. from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Spektroskopii 9, 884–886 (1968)].

Kozeeva, L. P.

P. V. Klevtsov, L. P. Kozeeva, and L. Yu. Kharchenko, “Study of the crystallization and polymorphism of double potassium and trivalent metal tungstates, KR(WO4)2,” Sov. Phys. Crystallogr.20, 732–735 [transl. from Kristallographiya 20, 1210–1215 (1975)].

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Kuleshov, N. V.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
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Kuz’micheva, G. M.

E. V. Zharikov, G. M. Kuz’micheva, D. A. Lis, Yu. M. Papin, V. B. Rybakov, B. A. Smirnov, and K. A. Subbotin, “X-ray diffraction study of the structure and defect system of Yb-activated (Na0.5Gd0.5)WO4 crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 151–160 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 200–211 (2003)].
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Kway, W. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
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Lagatsky, A. A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
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Lemiec, A.

J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
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D. Lis, E. Zharikov, K. Subbotin, Y. Voron’ko, A. Sobol, S. Ushakov, and V. Shukshin, “Growth and spectroscopic study of Yb3+:NaGd(WO4)2 as potential laser material,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2003, paper TuB9, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washingron, D. C.), pp. 183–185.

Lis, D. A.

E. V. Zharikov, G. M. Kuz’micheva, D. A. Lis, Yu. M. Papin, V. B. Rybakov, B. A. Smirnov, and K. A. Subbotin, “X-ray diffraction study of the structure and defect system of Yb-activated (Na0.5Gd0.5)WO4 crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 151–160 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 200–211 (2003)].
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Yu. K. Voron’ko, E. V. Zharikov, D. A. Lis, A. A. Sobol’, K. A. Subbotin, S. N. Ushakov, V. E. Shukshin, and S. Dröge, “Growth and luminescent properties of NaGd(WO4)2:Yb3+ crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 1308–1314 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 1509–1516 (2003)].
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Liu, J.-H.

K. Fu, Z.-P. Wang, Z.-X. Cheng, J.-H. Liu, R.-B. Song, H.-C. Chen, and Z.-S. Shao, “Effect of Nd3+ concentration on the laser performance of a new laser crystal: Nd:NY(WO4)2,” Optics Laser Techn. 33, 593–595 (2001).
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Lutz, E. T. G.

J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
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Maczka, M.

J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
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J. Hanuza, A. Benzar, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, and J. H. van der Maas, “Structure and vibrational dynamics of tetragonal NaBi(WO4)2 scheelite crystal,” Vibrational Spectr. 12, 25–36 (1996).
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Maier, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, P. V. Klevtsov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Maier, A. A. Pavlyuk, A. G. Petrosyan, and M. V. Provotorv, “New cw crystal lasers,” JETP Lett.16, 387–389 (1972) [transl. from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki 16, 548–551 (1972)].

Massons, J.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
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M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
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X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
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M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
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V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Menard, and R. Moncorge, “CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 681–684 (2004)
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A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
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Mikhailov, V. P.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
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Moncorge, R.

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Menard, and R. Moncorge, “CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 681–684 (2004)
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Papin, Yu. M.

E. V. Zharikov, G. M. Kuz’micheva, D. A. Lis, Yu. M. Papin, V. B. Rybakov, B. A. Smirnov, and K. A. Subbotin, “X-ray diffraction study of the structure and defect system of Yb-activated (Na0.5Gd0.5)WO4 crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 151–160 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 200–211 (2003)].
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Pavlyuk, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, P. V. Klevtsov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Maier, A. A. Pavlyuk, A. G. Petrosyan, and M. V. Provotorv, “New cw crystal lasers,” JETP Lett.16, 387–389 (1972) [transl. from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki 16, 548–551 (1972)].

Payne, S. A.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
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Petit, V.

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Menard, and R. Moncorge, “CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 681–684 (2004)
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Petrosyan, A. G.

A. A. Kaminskii, P. V. Klevtsov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Maier, A. A. Pavlyuk, A. G. Petrosyan, and M. V. Provotorv, “New cw crystal lasers,” JETP Lett.16, 387–389 (1972) [transl. from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki 16, 548–551 (1972)].

Petrov, V.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
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P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pietraszko, A.

J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Hanuza, A. Benzar, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, and J. H. van der Maas, “Structure and vibrational dynamics of tetragonal NaBi(WO4)2 scheelite crystal,” Vibrational Spectr. 12, 25–36 (1996).
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Provotorv, M. V.

A. A. Kaminskii, P. V. Klevtsov, Kh. S. Bagdasarov, A. A. Maier, A. A. Pavlyuk, A. G. Petrosyan, and M. V. Provotorv, “New cw crystal lasers,” JETP Lett.16, 387–389 (1972) [transl. from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki 16, 548–551 (1972)].

Pujol, M. C.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
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X. M. Han, L. Z. Zhang, M. W. Qiu, and C. F. Wang, “1.06 µm laser characteristics of Nd3+:KLa(WO4)2 crystal,” Mat. Res. Innovations 8, 68–70 (2004).

Rico, M.

A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rybakov, V. B.

E. V. Zharikov, G. M. Kuz’micheva, D. A. Lis, Yu. M. Papin, V. B. Rybakov, B. A. Smirnov, and K. A. Subbotin, “X-ray diffraction study of the structure and defect system of Yb-activated (Na0.5Gd0.5)WO4 crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 151–160 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 200–211 (2003)].
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Sergeeva, N. I.

A. A. Kaminskii, G. Ya. Kolodnyni, and N. I. Sergeeva, “Continuous LaNa(MoO4)2:Nd3+ laser operating at 300°K,” J. Appl. Spectrosc.9, 1275–1276 (1968) [transl. from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Spektroskopii 9, 884–886 (1968)].

Shao, Z.-S.

K. Fu, Z.-P. Wang, Z.-X. Cheng, J.-H. Liu, R.-B. Song, H.-C. Chen, and Z.-S. Shao, “Effect of Nd3+ concentration on the laser performance of a new laser crystal: Nd:NY(WO4)2,” Optics Laser Techn. 33, 593–595 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shukshin, V.

D. Lis, E. Zharikov, K. Subbotin, Y. Voron’ko, A. Sobol, S. Ushakov, and V. Shukshin, “Growth and spectroscopic study of Yb3+:NaGd(WO4)2 as potential laser material,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2003, paper TuB9, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washingron, D. C.), pp. 183–185.

Shukshin, V. E.

Yu. K. Voron’ko, E. V. Zharikov, D. A. Lis, A. A. Sobol’, K. A. Subbotin, S. N. Ushakov, V. E. Shukshin, and S. Dröge, “Growth and luminescent properties of NaGd(WO4)2:Yb3+ crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 1308–1314 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 1509–1516 (2003)].
[CrossRef]

Smirnov, B. A.

E. V. Zharikov, G. M. Kuz’micheva, D. A. Lis, Yu. M. Papin, V. B. Rybakov, B. A. Smirnov, and K. A. Subbotin, “X-ray diffraction study of the structure and defect system of Yb-activated (Na0.5Gd0.5)WO4 crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 151–160 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 200–211 (2003)].
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Smirnov, V. A.

K. A. Subbotin, E. V. Zharikov, and V. A. Smirnov, “Yb-and Er-doped single crystals of double tungstates NaGd(WO4)2, NaLa(WO4)2, and NaBi(WO4)2 as active media for lasers operating in the 1.0 and 1.5 µm ranges,” Optics and Spectr.92, 601–608 (2002) [transl. from Optika i Spektroskopiya 92, 657–664 (2002)].
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Smith, L. K.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
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Sobol, A.

D. Lis, E. Zharikov, K. Subbotin, Y. Voron’ko, A. Sobol, S. Ushakov, and V. Shukshin, “Growth and spectroscopic study of Yb3+:NaGd(WO4)2 as potential laser material,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2003, paper TuB9, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washingron, D. C.), pp. 183–185.

Sobol’, A. A.

Yu. K. Voron’ko, E. V. Zharikov, D. A. Lis, A. A. Sobol’, K. A. Subbotin, S. N. Ushakov, V. E. Shukshin, and S. Dröge, “Growth and luminescent properties of NaGd(WO4)2:Yb3+ crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 1308–1314 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 1509–1516 (2003)].
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M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Solé, J. Gavaldá, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Solé, R. M.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Gavaldá, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Song, R.-B.

K. Fu, Z.-P. Wang, Z.-X. Cheng, J.-H. Liu, R.-B. Song, H.-C. Chen, and Z.-S. Shao, “Effect of Nd3+ concentration on the laser performance of a new laser crystal: Nd:NY(WO4)2,” Optics Laser Techn. 33, 593–595 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Subbotin, K.

D. Lis, E. Zharikov, K. Subbotin, Y. Voron’ko, A. Sobol, S. Ushakov, and V. Shukshin, “Growth and spectroscopic study of Yb3+:NaGd(WO4)2 as potential laser material,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2003, paper TuB9, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washingron, D. C.), pp. 183–185.

Subbotin, K. A.

E. V. Zharikov, G. M. Kuz’micheva, D. A. Lis, Yu. M. Papin, V. B. Rybakov, B. A. Smirnov, and K. A. Subbotin, “X-ray diffraction study of the structure and defect system of Yb-activated (Na0.5Gd0.5)WO4 crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 151–160 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 200–211 (2003)].
[CrossRef]

K. A. Subbotin, E. V. Zharikov, and V. A. Smirnov, “Yb-and Er-doped single crystals of double tungstates NaGd(WO4)2, NaLa(WO4)2, and NaBi(WO4)2 as active media for lasers operating in the 1.0 and 1.5 µm ranges,” Optics and Spectr.92, 601–608 (2002) [transl. from Optika i Spektroskopiya 92, 657–664 (2002)].
[CrossRef]

Yu. K. Voron’ko, E. V. Zharikov, D. A. Lis, A. A. Sobol’, K. A. Subbotin, S. N. Ushakov, V. E. Shukshin, and S. Dröge, “Growth and luminescent properties of NaGd(WO4)2:Yb3+ crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 1308–1314 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 1509–1516 (2003)].
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Ushakov, S.

D. Lis, E. Zharikov, K. Subbotin, Y. Voron’ko, A. Sobol, S. Ushakov, and V. Shukshin, “Growth and spectroscopic study of Yb3+:NaGd(WO4)2 as potential laser material,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2003, paper TuB9, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washingron, D. C.), pp. 183–185.

Ushakov, S. N.

Yu. K. Voron’ko, E. V. Zharikov, D. A. Lis, A. A. Sobol’, K. A. Subbotin, S. N. Ushakov, V. E. Shukshin, and S. Dröge, “Growth and luminescent properties of NaGd(WO4)2:Yb3+ crystals,” Inorg. Mat.39, 1308–1314 (2003) [transl. from Neorganicheskie Materialy 39, 1509–1516 (2003)].
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J. Hanuza, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, A. Lemiec, J. H. van der Maas, and E. T. G. Lutz, “Structure and vibrational properties of tetragonal scheelite NaBi(MoO4)2,” J. Ram. Spectr. 28, 953–963 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Hanuza, A. Benzar, A. Haznar, M. Maczka, A. Pietraszko, and J. H. van der Maas, “Structure and vibrational dynamics of tetragonal NaBi(WO4)2 scheelite crystal,” Vibrational Spectr. 12, 25–36 (1996).
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Velikodnyj, J. A.

V. K. Trunov, V. A. Efremov, and J. A. Velikodnyj, Kristallochimija i svojstva dvojnych molibdatov i vol’framatov, (Nauka, Leningrad, 1986), in russian.

Volkov, V.

A. Méndez-Blas, M. Rico, V. Volkov, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, C. Coya, A. Kling, and L. C. Alves “Optical spectroscopy of Pr3+ in M+Bi(XO4)2, M+=Li or Na and X=W or Mo, locally disordered single crystals,” J. Phys: Condens. Matter 16, 2139–2160 (2004).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The Yb:NaGdW sample used in the present work (left) and the recorded optical density at room temperature (right) for the three polarizations E//c (π), H//c (σ), and E⊥c, H⊥c (α).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Scheme of the three-mirror laser cavity of the Yb:NaGdW laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured single pass absorption with lasing and with lasing interrupted in the arm containing the output coupler versus incident pump power Pin for TOC=10%.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output power Pout versus absorbed pump power Pabs (symbols) of the cw Yb:NaGdW laser obtained for E//c (a) and H//c (b) at the optimum pump wavelength λp indicated. The linear fits give the calculated slope efficiencies η for three different output couplers (TOC).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output power Pout versus laser wavelength λL for a maximum incident pump power of Pin=2 W and TOC=5% near 1030 nm. The tuning performance by a Lyot filter for both the π (filled triangles) and σ (empty triangles) polarizations is shown.

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