Abstract

Widely-tunable cw laser action has been demonstrated in a diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 crystal. A comprehensive characterization of the active material and laser performance are reported, with particular attention to single-frequency laser operation. Single longitudinal-mode operation is achieved in the tuning range from 1020 to 1045 nm with a maximum output power of 150 mW. The relative intensity noise of the single-frequency laser is limited by quantum noise contribution for Fourier frequencies larger than 1 MHz.

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G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

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

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

1997 (2)

1996 (1)

N. Uehara, K. Ueda, and Y. Kubota, “Spectroscopic measurements of a high-concentration Yb3+:LiYF4 crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 35,L499 (1996).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

1993 (3)

T. Y. Fan, “Heat generation in Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-29,1457 (1993).
[Crossref]

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, “Growth of high-quality single crystals of KYF4 by TSSG method,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1863,131 (1993).
[Crossref]

T. H. Allik, L. D. Merkle, R. A. Utano, B. H. T. Chai, J. L. V. Lefaucheur, H. Voss, and G. J. Dixon, “Crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser performance of Nd:KYF4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10,633 (1993).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, “Structure of KYF4,” Acta Cryst. C48,978 (1992).

1991 (2)

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, “Spectroscopy of Gd3+ in KYF4: a system with several luminescent sites,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2,8959 (1991).
[Crossref]

P. Lacovara, H. K. Cjoi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16,1089 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1982 (1)

B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen, “Vibronic interactionsin Nd:YAG resulting in nonreciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross section,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18,925 (1982).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

E. P. Chicklis, C. S. Naiman, R. C. Folwieler, and J. C. Doherty, “Stimulated emission in multiplicity doped Ho3+:YLF and YAG-A comparison,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8,225 (1972).
[Crossref]

Aggarwal, R. L.

Aleonard, S.

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, “Structure of KYF4,” Acta Cryst. C48,978 (1992).

Allik, T. H.

Aull, B. F.

B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen, “Vibronic interactionsin Nd:YAG resulting in nonreciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross section,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18,925 (1982).
[Crossref]

Bachor, H. A.

Balembois, F.

Bernhagen, M.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

Blasse, G.

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, “Spectroscopy of Gd3+ in KYF4: a system with several luminescent sites,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2,8959 (1991).
[Crossref]

Bode, M.

Bonelli, L.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

Brauch, U.

Burdack, P.

Camy, P.

Chai, B.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, “Growth of high-quality single crystals of KYF4 by TSSG method,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1863,131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Chai, B. H. T.

Chen, L.

Cheng, W. Y.

Chicklis, E. P.

E. P. Chicklis, C. S. Naiman, R. C. Folwieler, and J. C. Doherty, “Stimulated emission in multiplicity doped Ho3+:YLF and YAG-A comparison,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8,225 (1972).
[Crossref]

Cjoi, H. K.

Dixon, G. J.

Doherty, J. C.

E. P. Chicklis, C. S. Naiman, R. C. Folwieler, and J. C. Doherty, “Stimulated emission in multiplicity doped Ho3+:YLF and YAG-A comparison,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8,225 (1972).
[Crossref]

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Fagundes-Peters, D.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

Fan, T. Y.

Folwieler, R. C.

E. P. Chicklis, C. S. Naiman, R. C. Folwieler, and J. C. Doherty, “Stimulated emission in multiplicity doped Ho3+:YLF and YAG-A comparison,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8,225 (1972).
[Crossref]

Fox, T.

Fredrich, S.T.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

Freitag, I.

Galzerano, G.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

Hall, J. L.

Harb, C. C.

Huber, G.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, “Pulsed laser operation of Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 KGd(WO4)2,” Opt. Lett. 22,1317 (1997).
[Crossref]

Huntington, E. H.

Inoue, N.

jacquemet, M.

Jenssen, H. P.

B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen, “Vibronic interactionsin Nd:YAG resulting in nonreciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross section,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18,925 (1982).
[Crossref]

Johannsen, J.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

Karszewski, M.

Kawanaka, J.

Khaidukov, N. M.

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, “Structure of KYF4,” Acta Cryst. C48,978 (1992).

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, “Spectroscopy of Gd3+ in KYF4: a system with several luminescent sites,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2,8959 (1991).
[Crossref]

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-state laser engineering, pp.110–112 (Springer, Berlin 5th ed. 1999).

Kränkel, C.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

Kroes, S. J.

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, “Spectroscopy of Gd3+ in KYF4: a system with several luminescent sites,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2,8959 (1991).
[Crossref]

Kubota, Y.

N. Uehara, K. Ueda, and Y. Kubota, “Spectroscopic measurements of a high-concentration Yb3+:LiYF4 crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 35,L499 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Lacovara, P.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Laporta, P.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

Le Fur, Y.

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, “Structure of KYF4,” Acta Cryst. C48,978 (1992).

Lefaucheur, J.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, “Growth of high-quality single crystals of KYF4 by TSSG method,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1863,131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Lefaucheur, J. L. V.

Lucca, A.

Lutts, G.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, “Growth of high-quality single crystals of KYF4 by TSSG method,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1863,131 (1993).
[Crossref]

McClelland, D. E.

Merkle, L. D.

Mikhailov, V. P.

Moncorgé, R.

Mond, M.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

Naiman, C. S.

E. P. Chicklis, C. S. Naiman, R. C. Folwieler, and J. C. Doherty, “Stimulated emission in multiplicity doped Ho3+:YLF and YAG-A comparison,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8,225 (1972).
[Crossref]

Nicholls, J.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, “Growth of high-quality single crystals of KYF4 by TSSG method,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1863,131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Nishioka, H.

Pelenc, D.

Pesatori, A.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

Pham, A.

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, “Growth of high-quality single crystals of KYF4 by TSSG method,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1863,131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Podlipensky, A. V.

Ralph, T. C.

Sani, E.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

Stewen, Chr.

Svelto, C.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

Sytsma, J.

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, “Spectroscopy of Gd3+ in KYF4: a system with several luminescent sites,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2,8959 (1991).
[Crossref]

Taccheo, S.

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

Thibault, F.

Toncelli, A.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

Tonelli, M.

G. Galzerano, A. Pesatori, C. Svelto, E. Sani, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser,” in press on Opt. Lett. 31,15 November (2006).
[Crossref]

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

Uecker, R.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

Ueda, K.

J. Kawanaka, H. Nishioka, N. Inoue, and K. Ueda, “Tunable continuous-wave Yb:YLF laser operation with a diode-pumped chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Opt. 40,3542 (2001).
[Crossref]

N. Uehara, K. Ueda, and Y. Kubota, “Spectroscopic measurements of a high-concentration Yb3+:LiYF4 crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 35,L499 (1996).
[Crossref]

Uehara, N.

N. Uehara, K. Ueda, and Y. Kubota, “Spectroscopic measurements of a high-concentration Yb3+:LiYF4 crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 35,L499 (1996).
[Crossref]

Utano, R. A.

Voss, A.

Voss, H.

Wang, C. A.

Ye, J.

Yoon, T. H.

Zaouter, Y.

Acta Cryst. (1)

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aleonard, “Structure of KYF4,” Acta Cryst. C48,978 (1992).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S.T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79,543 (2004).
[Crossref]

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta “Experimental investigation of the 2.1-μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78,733 (2004).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen, “Vibronic interactionsin Nd:YAG resulting in nonreciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross section,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18,925 (1982).
[Crossref]

E. P. Chicklis, C. S. Naiman, R. C. Folwieler, and J. C. Doherty, “Stimulated emission in multiplicity doped Ho3+:YLF and YAG-A comparison,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8,225 (1972).
[Crossref]

T. Y. Fan, “Heat generation in Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-29,1457 (1993).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

J. Phys. Condens. Matter (1)

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, “Spectroscopy of Gd3+ in KYF4: a system with several luminescent sites,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2,8959 (1991).
[Crossref]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

N. Uehara, K. Ueda, and Y. Kubota, “Spectroscopic measurements of a high-concentration Yb3+:LiYF4 crystal,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 35,L499 (1996).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Proceedings of the SPIE (1)

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, “Growth of high-quality single crystals of KYF4 by TSSG method,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1863,131 (1993).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

W. Koechner, Solid-state laser engineering, pp.110–112 (Springer, Berlin 5th ed. 1999).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Cross sections of room-temperature Yb3+:KYF4 crystal for Ec polarization. (a) Absorption and emission cross sections; (b) gain cross section for different values of the exited-state fractional population β = N 2/Nt .

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Single-frequency characteristics of the Yb:KYF4 laser for an output coupling of 2.5%. (a) Output power versus incident pump power; (b) output power versus emission wavelength (1.2 W incident pump power).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Relative intensity noise spectrum of the single frequency Yb:KYF laser for a laser output power of 100 mW. The red curve represents the best fit of the experimental data (K = 87 dB, f 0 = 29.6 kHz, and ξ = 0.018). The inset represents a magnification of the RIN spectrum at around the relaxation oscillation frequency.

Tables (2)

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Table 1. Main spectroscopic properties of different Yb-doped crystals.

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Table 2. Performance of the room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF laser.

Equations (4)

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σ e , j ( λ ) = η λ 5 1 3 τ r a d r ( λ I r ( λ ) d λ ) 8 π n 2 c 0 I j ( λ )
g ( λ ) = [ N 2 σ e ( λ ) N 1 σ a ( λ ) ] l = N t l [ β σ e ( λ ) ( 1 β ) σ a ( λ ) ] = N t l σ g ( λ )
P t h = 1 K ( 2 α 0 l + δ ) ln R ( 2 α 0 l δ ) + ln R
RIN ( f ) = K ( f 0 2 f 2 ) 2 + ( 2 f ξ f 0 ) 2

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