Abstract

A diode-pumped LPE-grown Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser is demonstrated in a microchip monolithic cavity configuration. Output powers as high as 148mW and thresholds as low as 40mW were demonstrated during continuous-wave operation. Pulses of 170ns duration with maximum pulse energy of 44nJ at a 722kHz repetition rate were generated when Q-switched using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

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    [CrossRef]

2007

M. Pollnau, Y. E. Romanyuk, F. Gardillou, C. N. Borca, U. Griebner, S. Rivier, and V. Petrov, "Double tungstate lasers: From bulk toward on-chip integrated waveguide devices," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 661-671 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Gardillou, Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, R. P. Salathe, and M. Pollnau, "Lu, Gd codoped KY(WO4)2:Yb epitaxial layers: towards integrated optics based on KY(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 32, 488-490 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

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, 53-55 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

2004

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

A. Brenier, "A new evaluation of Yb3+-doped crystals for laser applications," J. Lumin. 92,199-204 (2001).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, "Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 26, 1723-1725 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

1999

B. Ferrand, B. Chambaz, and M. Couchaud, "Liquid phase epitaxy: A versatile technique for the development of miniature optical components in single crystal dielectric media," Opt. Mater. 11, 101-114 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, "Diode-pumped CW lasing of Yb:KYW and Yb:KGW," Opt. Commun. 165, 71-75 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997

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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994

C. Li, J. C. Souriau, C. Borel, and C. Wyon, "Room-Temperature Cw Laser Action of Y2SiO5:Yb3+,Er3+ at 1.57µm," Opt. Commun. 107, 61-64 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

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. 29,1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1990

M. C. Wu, N. A. Olsson, D. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, "A 970-nm Strained-Layer InGaAs/GaAlAs Quantum Well Laser for Pumping an Erbium-Doped Optical Fiber Amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 221-223 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Abdolvand, A.

Aguilo, M.

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Aznar, A.

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bednarkiewicz, A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Borca, C. N.

Borel, C.

C. Li, J. C. Souriau, C. Borel, and C. Wyon, "Room-Temperature Cw Laser Action of Y2SiO5:Yb3+,Er3+ at 1.57µm," Opt. Commun. 107, 61-64 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Brenier, A.

A. Brenier, "A new evaluation of Yb3+-doped crystals for laser applications," J. Lumin. 92,199-204 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Bursukova, M. A.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chambaz, B.

B. Ferrand, B. Chambaz, and M. Couchaud, "Liquid phase epitaxy: A versatile technique for the development of miniature optical components in single crystal dielectric media," Opt. Mater. 11, 101-114 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chandler, P. J.

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Chartier, I.

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chase, L. L.

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. 29,1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, R.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cho, A. Y.

M. C. Wu, N. A. Olsson, D. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, "A 970-nm Strained-Layer InGaAs/GaAlAs Quantum Well Laser for Pumping an Erbium-Doped Optical Fiber Amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 221-223 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Couchaud, M.

B. Ferrand, B. Chambaz, and M. Couchaud, "Liquid phase epitaxy: A versatile technique for the development of miniature optical components in single crystal dielectric media," Opt. Mater. 11, 101-114 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Danailov, M. B.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

DeLoach, L. D.

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. 29,1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Demidovich, A. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

der Au, J. A.

Diaz, F.

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Eichler, H. J.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

B. Ferrand, B. Chambaz, and M. Couchaud, "Liquid phase epitaxy: A versatile technique for the development of miniature optical components in single crystal dielectric media," Opt. Mater. 11, 101-114 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Field, S. J.

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Gardillou, F.

M. Pollnau, Y. E. Romanyuk, F. Gardillou, C. N. Borca, U. Griebner, S. Rivier, and V. Petrov, "Double tungstate lasers: From bulk toward on-chip integrated waveguide devices," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 661-671 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Gardillou, Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, R. P. Salathe, and M. Pollnau, "Lu, Gd codoped KY(WO4)2:Yb epitaxial layers: towards integrated optics based on KY(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 32, 488-490 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gavalda, J.

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Goldner, P.

Grabtchikov, A. S.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

M. Pollnau, Y. E. Romanyuk, F. Gardillou, C. N. Borca, U. Griebner, S. Rivier, and V. Petrov, "Double tungstate lasers: From bulk toward on-chip integrated waveguide devices," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 661-671 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (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, 53-55 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Grunwald, R.

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Guell, F.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Harder, C.

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, 409-413 (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, 409-413 (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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Klopp, P.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Krainer, L.

Krupke, W. F.

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. 29,1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kupchenko, M. I.

Kuzmin, A. N.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kway, W. L.

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. 29,1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, and N. V. Kuleshov, "Passive Q switching and self-frequency Raman conversion in a diode-pumped Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 616-618 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, G. J. Spuhler, J. A. der Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, "Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1.1-W average power," Opt. Lett. 25, 1119-1121 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, "Diode-pumped CW lasing of Yb:KYW and Yb:KGW," Opt. Commun. 165, 71-75 (1999).
[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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Large, A. C.

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Li, C.

C. Li, J. C. Souriau, C. Borel, and C. Wyon, "Room-Temperature Cw Laser Action of Y2SiO5:Yb3+,Er3+ at 1.57µm," Opt. Commun. 107, 61-64 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lichtenstein, N.

Lisinetskii, V. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.

Liu, X.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Massons, J.

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mateos, X.

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Matrosov, V. N.

Matrosova, T. A.

Meng, X.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V. P.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, "Diode-pumped CW lasing of Yb:KYW and Yb:KGW," Opt. Commun. 165, 71-75 (1999).
[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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

Mourou, G.

Nees, J.

Olsson, N. A.

M. C. Wu, N. A. Olsson, D. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, "A 970-nm Strained-Layer InGaAs/GaAlAs Quantum Well Laser for Pumping an Erbium-Doped Optical Fiber Amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 221-223 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Orlovich, V. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Payne, S. A.

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. 29,1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Pelenc, D.

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Petit, J.

Petrov, V.

M. Pollnau, Y. E. Romanyuk, F. Gardillou, C. N. Borca, U. Griebner, S. Rivier, and V. Petrov, "Double tungstate lasers: From bulk toward on-chip integrated waveguide devices," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 661-671 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (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, 53-55 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pollnau, M.

Pujol, M. C.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rivier, S.

M. Pollnau, Y. E. Romanyuk, F. Gardillou, C. N. Borca, U. Griebner, S. Rivier, and V. Petrov, "Double tungstate lasers: From bulk toward on-chip integrated waveguide devices," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 661-671 (2007).
[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, 53-55 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Romanyuk, Y. E.

Salathe, R. P.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Spectroscopy and continuous-wave diode-pumped laser action of Yb3+:YVO4," Opt. Lett. 29, 2491-2493 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sivco, D.

M. C. Wu, N. A. Olsson, D. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, "A 970-nm Strained-Layer InGaAs/GaAlAs Quantum Well Laser for Pumping an Erbium-Doped Optical Fiber Amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 221-223 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Smith, L. K.

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. 29,1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sole, R.

X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, "Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb3+-doped potassium lutetium tungstate," Opt. Mater. 28, 519-523 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Aznar, R. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of epitaxial Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 composites with monoclinic structure," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4313-4315 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Growth, optical characterization, and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2," Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121.1-165121.11 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Souriau, J. C.

C. Li, J. C. Souriau, C. Borel, and C. Wyon, "Room-Temperature Cw Laser Action of Y2SiO5:Yb3+,Er3+ at 1.57µm," Opt. Commun. 107, 61-64 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Spuhler, G. J.

Strek, W.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sun, L.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Titov, A. N.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, M. B. Danailov, H. J. Eichler, A. Bednarkiewicz, W. Strek, and A. N. Titov, "Laser operation and Raman self-frequency conversion in Yb:KYW microchip laser," Appl. Phys. B 75, 795-797 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tolstik, N. A.

Townsend, P. D.

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Tropper, A. C.

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Troshin, A. E.

Viana, B.

Wang, P.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Weiss, S.

Wu, M. C.

M. C. Wu, N. A. Olsson, D. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, "A 970-nm Strained-Layer InGaAs/GaAlAs Quantum Well Laser for Pumping an Erbium-Doped Optical Fiber Amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 221-223 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wyon, C.

D. Pelenc, B. Chambaz, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, and A. C. Tropper, "High Slope Efficiency and Low-Threshold in a Diode-Pumped Epitaxially Grown Yb:YAG Wave-Guide Laser," Opt. Commun. 115, 491-497 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. Li, J. C. Souriau, C. Borel, and C. Wyon, "Room-Temperature Cw Laser Action of Y2SiO5:Yb3+,Er3+ at 1.57µm," Opt. Commun. 107, 61-64 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser", Electron. Lett. 27, 2375-2376 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, S.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, L.

H. Zhang, X. Meng, P. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Liu, R. Cheng, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, S. Zhang, and L. Sun, "Slope efficiency of up to 73% for Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 crystal laser pumped by a laser diode," Appl. Phys. B 68, 1147-1149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the laser setup (side view)

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Output power as a function of absorbed pump power for three different output couplers. (b) Inverse of the slope efficiency plotted against inverse of the output coupling.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Results for the Q-switched laser using a 1.5% output-coupling SESAM showing (a) repetition rate and average output power and (b) pulse duration and pulse energy as a function of absorbed pump power.

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