Abstract

We report the tunable, CW and quasi CW laser operation at room temperature of an highly doped (30% at.) Yb:YLF crystal longitudinally pumped by a fiber coupled laser diode array. The CW output power is 1.15 W vs. an absorbed pump power of 6 W, with a slope efficiency of 31%. In quasi-CW operation (20% duty factor @10 Hz) an output power of 4 W with an absorbed power of 9.5 W, and a slope efficiency of 62.8% were obtained. The tuning range spans from 1022 to 1075 nm. To our knowledge, these are among the best experimental results obtained at room temperature with Yb doped YLF.

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[CrossRef]

2004 (5)

A. Bensalah, Y. Guyot, A. Brenier, H. Sato, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon "Spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:LiLuF4 crystal grown by the Czochralski method for laser applications and evaluation of quenching processes: a comparison with Yb3+:YLiF4," J. Alloy Compd. 380, 15-26 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Bensalah, Y. Guyot, M. Ito, A. Brenier, H. Sato, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon "Growth of Yb3+-doped YLiF4 laser crystal by the Czochralski method. Attempt of Yb3+ energy level assignment and estimation of the laser potentiality," Opt. Mater. 26, 375-383 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, "CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+doped CaF2," Appl. Phys. B. 78, 681-684 (2004)

A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. George, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1897-1881 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Ménard, R. Moncorgè, "CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2," Appl. Phys B. 78, 681-684 (2004).

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2001 (1)

1995 (1)

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 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

1982 (1)

B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen "Vibronic interaction Nd:YAG resulting in non reciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross section," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 925 -930 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys B. (1)

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Ménard, R. Moncorgè, "CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2," Appl. Phys B. 78, 681-684 (2004).

Appl. Phys. B. (1)

V. Petit, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, "CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+doped CaF2," Appl. Phys. B. 78, 681-684 (2004)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen "Vibronic interaction Nd:YAG resulting in non reciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross section," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 925 -930 (1982).
[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 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Alloy Compd. (1)

A. Bensalah, Y. Guyot, A. Brenier, H. Sato, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon "Spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:LiLuF4 crystal grown by the Czochralski method for laser applications and evaluation of quenching processes: a comparison with Yb3+:YLiF4," J. Alloy Compd. 380, 15-26 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Opt. Mater. (1)

A. Bensalah, Y. Guyot, M. Ito, A. Brenier, H. Sato, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon "Growth of Yb3+-doped YLiF4 laser crystal by the Czochralski method. Attempt of Yb3+ energy level assignment and estimation of the laser potentiality," Opt. Mater. 26, 375-383 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, S. Forget, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, "On thermal effects in solid state laser: the case of Ytterbium-doped materials," Prog. Quantum Electron. 30, 89-153 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

T. J. Carrig, J. W. Hobbs, C. J. Urbina, A. K. Hankla, G. J. Wagner, C. P. Hale, S. W. Henderson, R. A. Swirbalus, C. A. Denmann, "Single-frequency, diode-pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:YLF lasers," in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series ~Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000, pp. 144-149.

T. Y. Fan, "Heat generation in Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1457-1459 (1993).

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