Abstract

We demonstrated efficient laser action of a new ytterbium-doped oxyorthosilicate crystal Yb:LuYSiO5 (Yb:LYSO) under high-power diode-pumping. The spectroscopic features and laser performance of the alloyed oxyorthosilicate crystal are compared with those of ytterbium-doped lutetium and yttrium oxyorthosilicates. In the continuous-wave laser operation of Yb:LYSO, a maximal slope efficiency of 96% and output power of 7.8 W were respectively achieved with different pump sources. The Yb:LYSO laser exhibits not only little sensitivity to the pump wavelength drift but also a broad tunability. By using a dispersive prism as the intracavity tuning element, we demonstrated that the continuous-wave Yb:LYSO laser exhibit a continuous tunability in the spectral range of 1014–1091 nm.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Performance of widely tunable Yb:YAG microchip lasers" Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, Ingeyan, H., Keller, U. and Marshall, C. (OSA, Washington DC), vol. 34, 106-111 (2000).
  2. S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, "Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb:YAG," Opt. Mater. 22, 99-106 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  3. S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  4. F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, D. Kopf, "Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  5. A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorge, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1879-1881 (2004).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  7. F. Thibault, D. Pelenc, F. Druon, Y. Zaouter, M. Jacquemet, and P. Georges, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:Y2SiO5 and Yb,3+:Lu2SiO5 high-power femtosecond laser operation," Opt. Lett. 31, 1555-1557 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-695, (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Scherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, "240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4) 2 laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1162-1164 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  10. J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Opt. Lett. 29,1212-1214 (2004)
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002)
    [CrossRef]
  12. H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, "Directly diode-pumped Yb:KY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 27, 722-724 (2002).
    [CrossRef]

2006 (2)

2004 (3)

2003 (1)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, "Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb:YAG," Opt. Mater. 22, 99-106 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (4)

2001 (1)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Aka, G.

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, D. Kopf, "Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Augé, F.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorge, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1879-1881 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, "Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb:YAG," Opt. Mater. 22, 99-106 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, D. Kopf, "Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Boulon, G.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, "Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb:YAG," Opt. Mater. 22, 99-106 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Brenier, A.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, "Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb:YAG," Opt. Mater. 22, 99-106 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

Chambaret, J.-P.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chénais, S.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, "Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb:YAG," Opt. Mater. 22, 99-106 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, D. Kopf, "Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Contag, K.

Ding, L.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Fornasiero, L.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

Gaumé, R.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

Innerhofer, E.

Jacquemet, C.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jacquemet, M.

Janel, N.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Kong, J.

Kopf, D.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Li, W.

Liu, H.

Lu, J.

Lucas-Leclin, G.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lucca, A.

Mix, E.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Mohr, S.

Moncorge, R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Mourou, G.

Nees, J.

Pan, H.

Paschotta, R.

Pelenc, D.

Petermann, K.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Peters, V.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Raybaut, P.

Scherbitsky, V. G.

Su, L.

Südmeyer, T.

Tang, D.Y.

Thibault, F.

Ueda, K.

Viana, B.

Vivien, D.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

Yagi, H.

Yan, C.

Yanagitani, T.

Zaouter, Y.

Zavelani-Rossi, M.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, H.

Zhao, G.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Opt. Mater. (2)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, "Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb:YAG," Opt. Mater. 22, 99-106 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Performance of widely tunable Yb:YAG microchip lasers" Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, Ingeyan, H., Keller, U. and Marshall, C. (OSA, Washington DC), vol. 34, 106-111 (2000).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The room-temperature absorption and emission spectra of Yb:LYSO laser crystal.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Yb:LYSO cw laser output power as a function of absorbed pump power. The core-diameters of the pump source are 50 μm (a) and 400 μm (b), respectively.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimental setup for continuously tunable Yb:LYSO laser cavity.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Tuning curve obtained with an intracavity dispersive prism for Yb:LYSO

Metrics