Abstract

For the first time to our knowledge, the laser performance of Yb3+, Na+-codoped CaF2 single crystals was demonstrated. Self-Q-switched laser operation at 1050nm was observed for 976 nm diode pumping at room temperature. On 5 W of incident power, the repetition rate and width of the self-Q-switched pulses reached 28 kHz and 1.5 μs, respectively. A maximal slope efficiency of 20.3% and minimal threshold absorbed pump power of 30 mW were respectively achieved with different output couplers, showing the promising application of Yb3+, Na+-codoped CaF2 crystals as compact and efficient solid-state lasers.

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L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals by TGT,” J. Crystal Growth 277, 264–268 (2005).
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[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

2002 (1)

J. Dong, P. Z. Deng, Y. P. Liu, Y. H. Zhang, G. S. Huang, and F. X. Gan, “Performance of the Self-Q-Switched Cr,Yb:YAG Laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 19, 342–344 (2002).
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2000 (2)

1999 (1)

1997 (1)

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[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]

1991 (1)

1987 (1)

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Y. Z. Zhou, “Growth of high quality large Nd: YAG crystals by Temperature Gradient Technique (TGT),” J Crystal Growth 78, 31–35 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

V. A. Arkhangelskaya, A. A. Fedorov, and P. P. Feofilov, “Tunable room-temperature laser action of colour centres in MeF2-Na,” Opt. Coumm. 28, 87–90 (1979).
[CrossRef]

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E. Loh, “Ultraviolet-Absorption Spectra of Europium and Ytterbium in Alkaline Earth Fluorides,” Phys. Rev. 184, 348–352 (1969).
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Aggarwal, R. L.

Arkhangelskaya, V. A.

V. A. Arkhangelskaya, A. A. Fedorov, and P. P. Feofilov, “Tunable room-temperature laser action of colour centres in MeF2-Na,” Opt. Coumm. 28, 87–90 (1979).
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Aus der Au, J.

Balembois, F.

Basun, S.

D.F. de Sousa, N. Martynyuk, V. Peters, K. Lunstedt, K. Rademaker, K. Petermann, and S. Basun, “Quenching behavior of highly doped Yb:YAG and YbAG,” Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003. CLEO/Europe. 2003 Conference on 22-27 June 2003, p. 337.

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

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]

Choi, H. K.

Dawes, J. M.

de Sousa, D.F.

D.F. de Sousa, N. Martynyuk, V. Peters, K. Lunstedt, K. Rademaker, K. Petermann, and S. Basun, “Quenching behavior of highly doped Yb:YAG and YbAG,” Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003. CLEO/Europe. 2003 Conference on 22-27 June 2003, p. 337.

Debourg, G.

Dekker, P.

Deloach, L.D.

S.A. Payne, L.K. Smith, L.D. Deloach, W.L. Kway, J.B. Tassano, and W.F. Krupke, “Laser, optical, and thermomechanical properties of Yb-doped fluorapatite,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 170–179 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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]

Deng, P. Z.

J. Dong, P. Z. Deng, Y. P. Liu, Y. H. Zhang, G. S. Huang, and F. X. Gan, “Performance of the Self-Q-Switched Cr,Yb:YAG Laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 19, 342–344 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dong, J.

J. Dong, P. Z. Deng, Y. P. Liu, Y. H. Zhang, G. S. Huang, and F. X. Gan, “Performance of the Self-Q-Switched Cr,Yb:YAG Laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 19, 342–344 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals by TGT,” J. Crystal Growth 277, 264–268 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, Y. Q. Zhu, Z. W. Zhao, Y. J. Dong, G. Q. Zhou, and J. L. Si, “Sites structure and spectroscopic properties of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 406, 254–258 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Codoping Na+ to modulate the spectroscopy and photoluminescence properties of Yb3+ in CaF2 laser crystal,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1003–1005 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Doualan, J.L.

Druon, F.

Fan, T. Y.

Fedorov, A. A.

V. A. Arkhangelskaya, A. A. Fedorov, and P. P. Feofilov, “Tunable room-temperature laser action of colour centres in MeF2-Na,” Opt. Coumm. 28, 87–90 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Feofilov, P. P.

V. A. Arkhangelskaya, A. A. Fedorov, and P. P. Feofilov, “Tunable room-temperature laser action of colour centres in MeF2-Na,” Opt. Coumm. 28, 87–90 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Gan, F. X.

J. Dong, P. Z. Deng, Y. P. Liu, Y. H. Zhang, G. S. Huang, and F. X. Gan, “Performance of the Self-Q-Switched Cr,Yb:YAG Laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 19, 342–344 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gellermann, W.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, and D. Wandt, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

Harder, C.

Hehlen, M. P.

M. P. Hehlen, A. Kuditcher, S. C. Rand, and M. A. Tischler, “Electron-phonon interactions in CsCdBr3:Yb3+,” J. Chem. Phys. 107, 4886–4892 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huang, G. S.

J. Dong, P. Z. Deng, Y. P. Liu, Y. H. Zhang, G. S. Huang, and F. X. Gan, “Performance of the Self-Q-Switched Cr,Yb:YAG Laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 19, 342–344 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jacquemet, M.

Keller, U.

Knowles, D. S.

Krainer, L.

Krupke, W. F.

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

Krupke, W.F.

S.A. Payne, L.K. Smith, L.D. Deloach, W.L. Kway, J.B. Tassano, and W.F. Krupke, “Laser, optical, and thermomechanical properties of Yb-doped fluorapatite,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 170–179 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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]

Kuditcher, A.

M. P. Hehlen, A. Kuditcher, S. C. Rand, and M. A. Tischler, “Electron-phonon interactions in CsCdBr3:Yb3+,” J. Chem. Phys. 107, 4886–4892 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kway, W.L.

S.A. Payne, L.K. Smith, L.D. Deloach, W.L. Kway, J.B. Tassano, and W.F. Krupke, “Laser, optical, and thermomechanical properties of Yb-doped fluorapatite,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 170–179 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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]

Lacovara, P.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Li, H. J.

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Codoping Na+ to modulate the spectroscopy and photoluminescence properties of Yb3+ in CaF2 laser crystal,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1003–1005 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, Y. Q. Zhu, Z. W. Zhao, Y. J. Dong, G. Q. Zhou, and J. L. Si, “Sites structure and spectroscopic properties of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 406, 254–258 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals by TGT,” J. Crystal Growth 277, 264–268 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lichtenstein, N.

Liu, Y. P.

J. Dong, P. Z. Deng, Y. P. Liu, Y. H. Zhang, G. S. Huang, and F. X. Gan, “Performance of the Self-Q-Switched Cr,Yb:YAG Laser,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 19, 342–344 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Loh, E.

E. Loh, “Ultraviolet-Absorption Spectra of Europium and Ytterbium in Alkaline Earth Fluorides,” Phys. Rev. 184, 348–352 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Lu, B. S.

Lucca, A.

Lunstedt, K.

D.F. de Sousa, N. Martynyuk, V. Peters, K. Lunstedt, K. Rademaker, K. Petermann, and S. Basun, “Quenching behavior of highly doped Yb:YAG and YbAG,” Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003. CLEO/Europe. 2003 Conference on 22-27 June 2003, p. 337.

Martynyuk, N.

D.F. de Sousa, N. Martynyuk, V. Peters, K. Lunstedt, K. Rademaker, K. Petermann, and S. Basun, “Quenching behavior of highly doped Yb:YAG and YbAG,” Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003. CLEO/Europe. 2003 Conference on 22-27 June 2003, p. 337.

Menard, 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).
[CrossRef]

Moncorge, R.

Morier-Genound, F.

Muller, A.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, and D. Wandt, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Payne, S.A.

S.A. Payne, L.K. Smith, L.D. Deloach, W.L. Kway, J.B. Tassano, and W.F. Krupke, “Laser, optical, and thermomechanical properties of Yb-doped fluorapatite,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 170–179 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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]

Petermann, K.

D.F. de Sousa, N. Martynyuk, V. Peters, K. Lunstedt, K. Rademaker, K. Petermann, and S. Basun, “Quenching behavior of highly doped Yb:YAG and YbAG,” Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003. CLEO/Europe. 2003 Conference on 22-27 June 2003, p. 337.

Peters, V.

D.F. de Sousa, N. Martynyuk, V. Peters, K. Lunstedt, K. Rademaker, K. Petermann, and S. Basun, “Quenching behavior of highly doped Yb:YAG and YbAG,” Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003. CLEO/Europe. 2003 Conference on 22-27 June 2003, p. 337.

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).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J. A.

Rademaker, K.

D.F. de Sousa, N. Martynyuk, V. Peters, K. Lunstedt, K. Rademaker, K. Petermann, and S. Basun, “Quenching behavior of highly doped Yb:YAG and YbAG,” Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003. CLEO/Europe. 2003 Conference on 22-27 June 2003, p. 337.

Rand, S. C.

M. P. Hehlen, A. Kuditcher, S. C. Rand, and M. A. Tischler, “Electron-phonon interactions in CsCdBr3:Yb3+,” J. Chem. Phys. 107, 4886–4892 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Si, J. L.

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, Y. Q. Zhu, Z. W. Zhao, Y. J. Dong, G. Q. Zhou, and J. L. Si, “Sites structure and spectroscopic properties of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 406, 254–258 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals by TGT,” J. Crystal Growth 277, 264–268 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Codoping Na+ to modulate the spectroscopy and photoluminescence properties of Yb3+ in CaF2 laser crystal,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1003–1005 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, L.K.

S.A. Payne, L.K. Smith, L.D. Deloach, W.L. Kway, J.B. Tassano, and W.F. Krupke, “Laser, optical, and thermomechanical properties of Yb-doped fluorapatite,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 170–179 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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]

Spuheler, G. J.

Su, L. B.

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Codoping Na+ to modulate the spectroscopy and photoluminescence properties of Yb3+ in CaF2 laser crystal,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1003–1005 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals by TGT,” J. Crystal Growth 277, 264–268 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, Y. Q. Zhu, Z. W. Zhao, Y. J. Dong, G. Q. Zhou, and J. L. Si, “Sites structure and spectroscopic properties of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 406, 254–258 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tassano, J.B.

S.A. Payne, L.K. Smith, L.D. Deloach, W.L. Kway, J.B. Tassano, and W.F. Krupke, “Laser, optical, and thermomechanical properties of Yb-doped fluorapatite,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 170–179 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Tischler, M. A.

M. P. Hehlen, A. Kuditcher, S. C. Rand, and M. A. Tischler, “Electron-phonon interactions in CsCdBr3:Yb3+,” J. Chem. Phys. 107, 4886–4892 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wandt, D.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, and D. Wandt, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C. A.

Wang, P.

Weiss, S.

Wen, L.

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, Y. Q. Zhu, Z. W. Zhao, Y. J. Dong, G. Q. Zhou, and J. L. Si, “Sites structure and spectroscopic properties of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 406, 254–258 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals by TGT,” J. Crystal Growth 277, 264–268 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals by TGT,” J. Crystal Growth 277, 264–268 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, L. Wen, Y. Q. Zhu, Z. W. Zhao, Y. J. Dong, G. Q. Zhou, and J. L. Si, “Sites structure and spectroscopic properties of Yb-doped and Yb, Na-codoped CaF2 laser crystals,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 406, 254–258 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Su, J. Xu, H. J. Li, W. Q. Yang, Z. W. Zhao, J. L. Si, Y. J. Dong, and G. Q. Zhou, “Codoping Na+ to modulate the spectroscopy and photoluminescence properties of Yb3+ in CaF2 laser crystal,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1003–1005 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yang, W. Q.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Structure of the cavity: F, focus lens (f = 18mm); M1,dichroic mirror; M2 (R = 100 mm), concave mirror; lens M3, output mirror (OC).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

A sequence of self-Q-switched laser pulses from LD-pumped Yb, Na:CaF2 crystal.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The repetition rate and width of self-Q-switched laser pulses versus incident pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Room temperature absorption spectrum of Yb3+, Na+:CaF2 crystal.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Average output power versus absorbed pump power for different output couplers with transmission of 1% and 2%, respectively.

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