Abstract

We demonstrated a high-power continuous-wave (CW) polycrystalline Yb:YAG ceramic laser pumped by fiber-pigtailed laser diode at 968 nm with 400 μm fiber core. The Yb:YAG ceramic laser performance was compared for different Yb3+ ion concentrations in the ceramics by using a conventional end-pump laser cavity consisting of two flat mirrors with output couplers of different transmissions. A CW laser output of 40 W average power with M2 factor of 5.8 was obtained with 5 mol% Yb concentration under 120 W incident pump power. This is to the best of our knowledge the highest output power in end-pumped bulk Yb:YAG ceramic laser.

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A. Sell, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, “Phase-locked generation and field-resolved detection of widely tunable terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 100 MV/cm,” Opt. Lett. 33(23), 2767–2769 (2008).
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A. Ikesue and Y. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

2006

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Efficient Yb3+:Y3Al5O12 ceramic microchip lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(9), 091114 (2006).
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[CrossRef]

2005

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[CrossRef]

2004

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2002

Ackermann, R

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ackermann, R.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Aung, Y.

A. Ikesue and Y. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bass, M.

B. Chen, Y. Chen, and M. Bass, “Edge- and end-pumped slab lasers with both efficient and uniform pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42(5), 483–489 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bison, J.

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, B.

B. Chen, Y. Chen, and M. Bass, “Edge- and end-pumped slab lasers with both efficient and uniform pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42(5), 483–489 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

Chen, Y.

B. Chen, Y. Chen, and M. Bass, “Edge- and end-pumped slab lasers with both efficient and uniform pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42(5), 483–489 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ding, J.

Q. Yang, C. Dou, J. Ding, X. Hu, and J. Xu, “Spectral characterization of transparent (Nd0.01Y0.94La0.05)2O3 laser ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111918 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dong, J.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Laser-diode pumped heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(13), 1890–1892 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Efficient Yb3+:Y3Al5O12 ceramic microchip lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(9), 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dou, C.

Q. Hao, W. Li, H. Zeng, Q. Yang, C. Dou, H. Zhou, and W. Lu, “Low-threshold and broadly tunable lasers of Yb3+-doped yttrium lanthanum oxide ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(21), 211106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Q. Yang, C. Dou, J. Ding, X. Hu, and J. Xu, “Spectral characterization of transparent (Nd0.01Y0.94La0.05)2O3 laser ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111918 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Feng, Y.

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hao, Q.

Q. Hao, W. Li, H. Zeng, Q. Yang, C. Dou, H. Zhou, and W. Lu, “Low-threshold and broadly tunable lasers of Yb3+-doped yttrium lanthanum oxide ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(21), 211106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Q. Hao, W. Li, and H. Zeng, “Double-clad fiber amplifier for broadband tunable ytterbium-doped oxyorthosilicates lasers,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16754–16759 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hu, X.

Q. Yang, C. Dou, J. Ding, X. Hu, and J. Xu, “Spectral characterization of transparent (Nd0.01Y0.94La0.05)2O3 laser ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111918 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Huber, R.

Ikesue, A.

A. Ikesue and Y. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A.

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

Kasparian, J

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kasparian, J.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kong, J.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “9.2-W diode–end–pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161116 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lakshminarayana, G.

Leitenstorfer, A.

Leng, Y. X.

Li, R. X.

Li, W.

Q. Hao, W. Li, H. Zeng, Q. Yang, C. Dou, H. Zhou, and W. Lu, “Low-threshold and broadly tunable lasers of Yb3+-doped yttrium lanthanum oxide ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(21), 211106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Q. Hao, W. Li, and H. Zeng, “Double-clad fiber amplifier for broadband tunable ytterbium-doped oxyorthosilicates lasers,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16754–16759 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lin, L. H.

Lu, H. H.

Lu, J.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “9.2-W diode–end–pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161116 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “36-W diode-pumped continuous-wave 1319-nm Nd:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1120–1122 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “36-W diode-pumped continuous-wave 1319-nm Nd:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1120–1122 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lu, W.

Q. Hao, W. Li, H. Zeng, Q. Yang, C. Dou, H. Zhou, and W. Lu, “Low-threshold and broadly tunable lasers of Yb3+-doped yttrium lanthanum oxide ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(21), 211106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Luo, J.

Matsubara, Y.

S. Nakamura, H. Yoshioka, Y. Matsubara, T. Ogawa, and S. Wada, “Efficient tunable Yb:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(17), 4411–4414 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Méjean, G

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Méjean, G.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Murai, T.

Nakamura, S.

S. Nakamura, H. Yoshioka, T. Ogawa, and S. Wada, “Broadly tunable Yb3+-doped Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser at room temperature,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 48(No. 6), 060205 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Nakamura, H. Yoshioka, Y. Matsubara, T. Ogawa, and S. Wada, “Efficient tunable Yb:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(17), 4411–4414 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ogawa, T.

S. Nakamura, H. Yoshioka, T. Ogawa, and S. Wada, “Broadly tunable Yb3+-doped Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser at room temperature,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 48(No. 6), 060205 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Nakamura, H. Yoshioka, Y. Matsubara, T. Ogawa, and S. Wada, “Efficient tunable Yb:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Commun. 281(17), 4411–4414 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Qian, L. J.

Qiu, J.

Rohwetter, P.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rohwetter,, P

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Salmon, E

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Salmon, E.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sell, A.

Shirakawa, A.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Laser-diode pumped heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(13), 1890–1892 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Efficient Yb3+:Y3Al5O12 ceramic microchip lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(9), 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stelmaszczyk, K.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, L. Wöste, P Rohwetter,, G Méjean, J. Yu, E Salmon, J Kasparian, R Ackermann, J Wolf, and L Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(18), 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

M. Tsunekanea and T. Taira, “High-power operation of diode edge-pumped, composite all-ceramic Yb: Y3Al5O12 microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(12), 121101 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Takaichi, K.

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “36-W diode-pumped continuous-wave 1319-nm Nd:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1120–1122 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tang, B.

Tang, D. Y.

G. Q. Xie, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qian, and K. Ueda, “High-power self-mode-locked Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(18), 2741–2743 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “9.2-W diode–end–pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161116 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tsunekanea, M.

M. Tsunekanea and T. Taira, “High-power operation of diode edge-pumped, composite all-ceramic Yb: Y3Al5O12 microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(12), 121101 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Laser-diode pumped heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic lasers,” Opt. Lett. 32(13), 1890–1892 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Q. Xie, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qian, and K. Ueda, “High-power self-mode-locked Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(18), 2741–2743 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Efficient Yb3+:Y3Al5O12 ceramic microchip lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(9), 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “9.2-W diode–end–pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(16), 161116 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “36-W diode-pumped continuous-wave 1319-nm Nd:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1120–1122 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Uematsu, T.

J. Lu, H. Yagi, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Bison, Y. Feng, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “110 W ceramic Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(1), 25–28 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “36-W diode-pumped continuous-wave 1319-nm Nd:YAG ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1120–1122 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wada, S.

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Zhou, H.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The experimental setup

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

CW-laser performances of 10 mol% (a) and 5 mol% (b) Yb:YAG with different transmission of output couplers.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) The transverse beam quality as a function of the output power with beam pattern shown as the insets; (b) The laser wavelength at maximum average output power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The laser tunable range of 10 mol% (orange squares) and 5 mol% (blue triangles) Yb:YAG ceramic pumped by 968 nm diode laser.

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