Abstract

High-quality monoclinic planar waveguide crystals of Tm-doped KY(WO4)2 were grown by liquid-phase epitaxy with several dopant concentrations and thicknesses. Waveguide lasing in the 2 μm spectral range was demonstrated in the fundamental mode. The maximum continuous-wave output power achieved was 32 mW using a Ti:sapphire laser pump near 800 nm.

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2006 (4)

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, M. Pollnau, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 53 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

D. Theisen, V. Ott, H. W. Bernd, V. Danicke, R. Keller, and R. Brinkmann, "Cw high-power IR-laser at 2 µm for minimally invasive surgery," Proc. SPIE 5142, 96 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

J. I. Mackenzie, S. C. Mitchell, R. J. Beach, H. E. Meissner, and D. P. Shepherd, "15 W diode-side-pumped Tm:YAG waveguide laser at 2 µm," Electron. Lett. 37, 898 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

S. N. Bagaev, S. M. Vatnik, A. P. Maiorov, A. A. Pavlyuk, and D. V. Plakushchev, "The spectroscopy and lasing of monoclinic Tm:KY(WO4)2," Quantum Electron. 30, 310 (2000) [transl. from Kvantovaya Elektronika 30, 310 (2000)].
[CrossRef]

1997 (4)

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

1994 (2)

1992 (1)

Aguilo, M.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Aguiló, M.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Solé, V. Nikolov, X. Ruiz, J. Gavaldà, X. Solans, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, "Growth of β-KGd1-xNdx(WO4)2 single crystals in K2W2O7 solvents," J. Cryst. Growth 169, 600 (1996).
[CrossRef]

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "CW laser operation of KLu0.945Tm0.055(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 epilayers near 2-µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., in press.

Ames, L. L.

Apostolopoulos, V.

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bagaev, S. N.

S. N. Bagaev, S. M. Vatnik, A. P. Maiorov, A. A. Pavlyuk, and D. V. Plakushchev, "The spectroscopy and lasing of monoclinic Tm:KY(WO4)2," Quantum Electron. 30, 310 (2000) [transl. from Kvantovaya Elektronika 30, 310 (2000)].
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Beach, R. J.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Beach, R. J.

J. I. Mackenzie, S. C. Mitchell, R. J. Beach, H. E. Meissner, and D. P. Shepherd, "15 W diode-side-pumped Tm:YAG waveguide laser at 2 µm," Electron. Lett. 37, 898 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bernd, H. W.

D. Theisen, V. Ott, H. W. Bernd, V. Danicke, R. Keller, and R. Brinkmann, "Cw high-power IR-laser at 2 µm for minimally invasive surgery," Proc. SPIE 5142, 96 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Borca, C. N.

Borel, C.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Brinck, D. J. B.

Brinkmann, R.

D. Theisen, V. Ott, H. W. Bernd, V. Danicke, R. Keller, and R. Brinkmann, "Cw high-power IR-laser at 2 µm for minimally invasive surgery," Proc. SPIE 5142, 96 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Brockman, P.

Butashin, A. V.

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Calloway, R. S.

Cano-Torres, J. M.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

Chaddha, S.

Chambaz, B.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chang, R. S. F.

Cornacchia, F.

Danicke, V.

D. Theisen, V. Ott, H. W. Bernd, V. Danicke, R. Keller, and R. Brinkmann, "Cw high-power IR-laser at 2 µm for minimally invasive surgery," Proc. SPIE 5142, 96 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Díaz, F.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Solé, V. Nikolov, X. Ruiz, J. Gavaldà, X. Solans, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, "Growth of β-KGd1-xNdx(WO4)2 single crystals in K2W2O7 solvents," J. Cryst. Growth 169, 600 (1996).
[CrossRef]

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "CW laser operation of KLu0.945Tm0.055(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 epilayers near 2-µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., in press.

Diening, A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Djeu, N.

Ehrentraut, D.

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Emanuel, M. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Forney, P.

Galan, M.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Galán, M.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

Galzerano, G.

García-Revilla, S.

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gavaldà, J.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Solé, V. Nikolov, X. Ruiz, J. Gavaldà, X. Solans, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, "Growth of β-KGd1-xNdx(WO4)2 single crystals in K2W2O7 solvents," J. Cryst. Growth 169, 600 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, M. Pollnau, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 53 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "CW laser operation of KLu0.945Tm0.055(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 epilayers near 2-µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., in press.

Grund, C. J.

Güell, F.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

Hawley, J. G.

Heumann, E.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Honea, E. C.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, T.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kakarantzas, G.

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kane, T. J.

Keller, R.

D. Theisen, V. Ott, H. W. Bernd, V. Danicke, R. Keller, and R. Brinkmann, "Cw high-power IR-laser at 2 µm for minimally invasive surgery," Proc. SPIE 5142, 96 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Klein, S. H.

Kmetec, J. D.

Kubo, T. S.

Kuleshov, N. V.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A. A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Laporta, P.

Li, L.

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

Mackenzie, J. I.

J. I. Mackenzie, S. C. Mitchell, R. J. Beach, H. E. Meissner, and D. P. Shepherd, "15 W diode-side-pumped Tm:YAG waveguide laser at 2 µm," Electron. Lett. 37, 898 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Maiorov, A. P.

S. N. Bagaev, S. M. Vatnik, A. P. Maiorov, A. A. Pavlyuk, and D. V. Plakushchev, "The spectroscopy and lasing of monoclinic Tm:KY(WO4)2," Quantum Electron. 30, 310 (2000) [transl. from Kvantovaya Elektronika 30, 310 (2000)].
[CrossRef]

Massons, J.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mateos, X.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "CW laser operation of KLu0.945Tm0.055(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 epilayers near 2-µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., in press.

Meissner, H. E.

J. I. Mackenzie, S. C. Mitchell, R. J. Beach, H. E. Meissner, and D. P. Shepherd, "15 W diode-side-pumped Tm:YAG waveguide laser at 2 µm," Electron. Lett. 37, 898 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V. P.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mironov, V. S.

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, S. C.

J. I. Mackenzie, S. C. Mitchell, R. J. Beach, H. E. Meissner, and D. P. Shepherd, "15 W diode-side-pumped Tm:YAG waveguide laser at 2 µm," Electron. Lett. 37, 898 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nikolov, V.

R. Solé, V. Nikolov, X. Ruiz, J. Gavaldà, X. Solans, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, "Growth of β-KGd1-xNdx(WO4)2 single crystals in K2W2O7 solvents," J. Cryst. Growth 169, 600 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ott, V.

D. Theisen, V. Ott, H. W. Bernd, V. Danicke, R. Keller, and R. Brinkmann, "Cw high-power IR-laser at 2 µm for minimally invasive surgery," Proc. SPIE 5142, 96 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Otto, R. G.

Parisi, D.

Pavlyuk, A. A.

S. N. Bagaev, S. M. Vatnik, A. P. Maiorov, A. A. Pavlyuk, and D. V. Plakushchev, "The spectroscopy and lasing of monoclinic Tm:KY(WO4)2," Quantum Electron. 30, 310 (2000) [transl. from Kvantovaya Elektronika 30, 310 (2000)].
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, M. Pollnau, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 53 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "CW laser operation of KLu0.945Tm0.055(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 epilayers near 2-µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., in press.

Plakushchev, D. V.

S. N. Bagaev, S. M. Vatnik, A. P. Maiorov, A. A. Pavlyuk, and D. V. Plakushchev, "The spectroscopy and lasing of monoclinic Tm:KY(WO4)2," Quantum Electron. 30, 310 (2000) [transl. from Kvantovaya Elektronika 30, 310 (2000)].
[CrossRef]

Pollnau, M.

Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, M. Pollnau, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 53 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pujol, M. C.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pujol, M. C.

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "CW laser operation of KLu0.945Tm0.055(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 epilayers near 2-µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., in press.

Rameix, A.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rico, M.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

Rivier, S.

Robinson, P.

Romanyuk, Y. E.

Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, M. Pollnau, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 53 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ruiz, X.

R. Solé, V. Nikolov, X. Ruiz, J. Gavaldà, X. Solans, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, "Growth of β-KGd1-xNdx(WO4)2 single crystals in K2W2O7 solvents," J. Cryst. Growth 169, 600 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Saito, H.

Serrano, M. D.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

J. I. Mackenzie, S. C. Mitchell, R. J. Beach, H. E. Meissner, and D. P. Shepherd, "15 W diode-side-pumped Tm:YAG waveguide laser at 2 µm," Electron. Lett. 37, 898 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. P. Shepherd, D. J. B. Brinck, J. Wang, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, G. Kakarantzas, and P. D. Townsend, "1.9-µm operation of a Tm:lead germanate glass waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 954 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Silvestre, O.

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "CW laser operation of KLu0.945Tm0.055(WO4)2/KLu(WO4)2 epilayers near 2-µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., in press.

Skidmore, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Solans, X.

R. Solé, V. Nikolov, X. Ruiz, J. Gavaldà, X. Solans, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, "Growth of β-KGd1-xNdx(WO4)2 single crystals in K2W2O7 solvents," J. Cryst. Growth 169, 600 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Solé, R.

R. Solé, V. Nikolov, X. Ruiz, J. Gavaldà, X. Solans, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, "Growth of β-KGd1-xNdx(WO4)2 single crystals in K2W2O7 solvents," J. Cryst. Growth 169, 600 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Solé, R. M.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavaldà, R. M. Solé, M. Aguilo, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, "Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1244 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Speth, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Steakley, B. C.

Stone, R.

Sutton, S. B.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Swanson, D.

Targ, R.

Theisen, D.

D. Theisen, V. Ott, H. W. Bernd, V. Danicke, R. Keller, and R. Brinkmann, "Cw high-power IR-laser at 2 µm for minimally invasive surgery," Proc. SPIE 5142, 96 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Toncelli, A.

Tonelli, M.

Townsend, P. D.

Tropper, A. C.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tropper, A. C.

Ueda, K.

A. A. Kaminskii, L. Li, A. V. Butashin, V. S. Mironov, A. A. Pavlyuk, S. N. Bagaev, and K. Ueda, "New stimulated emission channels of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions in monoclinic KR(WO4)2 type crystals with ordered structure (R=Y and Gd)," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36, L107 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Utke, I.

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Valiente, R.

Y. E. Romanyuk, I. Utke, D. Ehrentraut, V. Apostolopoulos, M. Pollnau, S. García-Revilla, and R. Valiente, "Low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy and optical waveguiding of rare-earth-ion-doped KY(WO4)2 thin layers," J. Cryst. Growth 269, 377 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Valle, F. J.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

Vatnik, S. M.

S. N. Bagaev, S. M. Vatnik, A. P. Maiorov, A. A. Pavlyuk, and D. V. Plakushchev, "The spectroscopy and lasing of monoclinic Tm:KY(WO4)2," Quantum Electron. 30, 310 (2000) [transl. from Kvantovaya Elektronika 30, 310 (2000)].
[CrossRef]

Viera, G.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, J. Liu, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, M. Galan, and G. Viera, "Efficient 2-µm Continuous-Wave Laser Oscillation of Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 1008 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. P. Shepherd, D. J. B. Brinck, J. Wang, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, G. Kakarantzas, and P. D. Townsend, "1.9-µm operation of a Tm:lead germanate glass waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 954 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Warburton, T. J.

A. Rameix, C. Borel, B. Chambaz, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, T. J. Warburton, D. C. Hanna, and A. C. Tropper, "An efficient, diode-pumped, 2 µm Tm:YAG waveguide laser," Opt. Commun. 142, 239 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zaldo, C.

J. M. Cano-Torres, M. D. Serrano, C. Zaldo, M. Rico, X. Mateos, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, F. J. Valle, M. Galán, and G. Viera, "Broadly tunable laser operation near 2 μm of Tm3+ in locally disordered crystal of NaGd(WO4)2", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2006), in press.

Zarifis, V.

Zhang, H.

X. Mateos, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J.  Wang, M.  Jiang, U. Griebner, and V.  Petrov, "Continuous-wave and tunable laser operation of Tm:LuVO4 near 1.9 µm under Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping," Phys. Status Solidi A  203, R19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. B (1)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of the Tm:KYW/KYW waveguide laser using a Ti:sapphire laser pump source. L: AR-coated focusing lens, M1: plane total reflector, M2-M3: folding mirrors, radius of curvature: -100 mm, M4: plane output coupler. Inset: Photograph of the Tm:KYW waveguide placed on a Cu-plate in the lasing state. The reddish fluorescence indicates the pump channel.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Continuous-wave output power versus absorbed pump power of the Tm:KYW planar waveguide lasers for two output couplers: (a) 39-μm thick 1.2% Tm-doped active layer; (b) 35-μm thick 1% Tm-doped active layer (TOC : output coupler transmission, η: slope efficiency).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured single-pass absorption versus incident pump power of the Tm:KYW waveguides: (a) 39-μm thick 1.2% Tm-doped active layer; (b) 35-μm thick 1% Tm-doped active layer.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Far-field intensity distribution at maximum output power of the 39-μm-thick planar Tm:KYW waveguide laser. The cuts (black lines) parallel and perpendicular to the active waveguide layer and the corresponding Gaussian-fits (red lines) are also presented (numbers on the space axis are pixels).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Fluorescence spectra in the visible of the 39-μm thick Tm(1.2at%):KYW waveguide and a Tm(3at%):KLuW bulk crystal when excited at 800 nm.

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