Abstract

Diode-pumped continuous-wave (cw) and Q-switched laser operations were demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, with a disordered Yb:NaY(WO4)2 crystal. A cw output power of 5.2 W at 1045 nm was generated with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 37%. The slope efficiency in the absence of thermal losses was 50%. With a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber to passively Q-switch the laser, an average output power of 2.0 W was obtained with a slope efficiency of 35%. The output pulse energy, duration, and peak power were 145 μJ, 26 ns, and 5.6 kW, respectively.

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2007 (4)

J. Liu, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Jiang, "Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of Yb in the disordered NaGd(WO4)2 crystal host," Opt. Lett. 32, 1728−1730 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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)

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ackermann, L.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cano-Torres, J. M.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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]

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, H.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, L.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Z.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dupré, C.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Esteban-Betegón, F.

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fan, J.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Han, X.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

J. Liu, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Jiang, "Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of Yb in the disordered NaGd(WO4)2 crystal host," Opt. Lett. 32, 1728−1730 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, G.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ling, Z.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Jiang, "Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of Yb in the disordered NaGd(WO4)2 crystal host," Opt. Lett. 32, 1728−1730 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lu, Q.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mateos, X.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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]

Perov, V.

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Peters, R.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Jiang, "Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of Yb in the disordered NaGd(WO4)2 crystal host," Opt. Lett. 32, 1728−1730 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rico, M.

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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).
[CrossRef]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rytz, D.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Serrano, M. D.

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Valle, F. J.

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

J. Liu, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Jiang, "Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of Yb in the disordered NaGd(WO4)2 crystal host," Opt. Lett. 32, 1728−1730 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xia, H.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yang, K.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yu, Y.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zaldo, 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]

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362−5367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, H.

J. Liu, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and M. Jiang, "Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of Yb in the disordered NaGd(WO4)2 crystal host," Opt. Lett. 32, 1728−1730 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, H.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, S.

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. García-Cortés, J. M. Cano-Torres, X. Han, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, X. Mateos, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, and F. J. Valle, "Tunable continuous wave and femtosecond mode-locked Yb3+ laser operation in NaLu(WO4)2," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 063110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, "Growth, structure and thermal properties of Yb3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 crystal," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1034−1041 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

J. Liu, J. M. Cano-Torres, F. Esteban-Betegón, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, U. Griebner, and V. Perov, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped operation of an Yb:NaLa(WO4)2 laser at room temperature," Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 558−561 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Mater. (1)

S. Zhao, L. Chen, H. Zhao, G. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Chen, H. Chen, and K. Yang, "Laser-diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:NaY(WO4)2 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Mater. 27, 481−486 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Structural, spectroscopic, and tunable laser properties of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, "Thin-disk laser operation of Yb3+-doped Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2007 Technical Digest (The Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2006), MA4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Output power of the Yb:NaYW laser versus absorbed pump power for different output couplings when operated in the cw regime.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Q-switched and cw output power as a function of absorbed pump power for T = 10%.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Typical pulse profile of the Q-switched Yb:NaYW laser taken at P abs = 6.1 W.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

A pulse train of the Q-switched Yb:NaYW laser recorded at P abs = 6.1 W. The horizontal time scale is 0.2 ms/div.

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