Abstract

A theoretical model is presented describing continuous-wave operation about wavelength tunable Yb3+:LSO (Yb3+:Lu2SiO5) laser. In LSO host, Yb3+ ion occupies two different Lu3+ sites and the spectrum exhibits the inhomogeneously broadened property. Working as a computable model, it takes into account the pump absorption saturation, the re-absorption of laser, and the full spectral information of the laser transition. The calculated results are compared with the experimental results, and it verifies the validity of the model. Then the laser performances for different Yb3+ concentration, crystal length, and the transmission of the output mirror are predicted.

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2006

2005

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2004

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

2001

A. Brenier, “A new evaluation of Yb3+-doped crystals for laser applications,” J. Lumin. 92(3), 199–204 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1997

P. Peterson, M. P. Sharma, and A. Gavrielides, “Modeling of Yb:YAG tuning curves,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 155–160 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Taira, W. M. Tulloch, and R. L. Byer, “Modeling of quasi-three-level lasers and operation of cw Yb:YAG lasers,” Appl. Opt. 36(9), 1867–1874 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aas, M.

Balembois, F.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bartnicki, E.

Bennett, B. L.

D. W. Cooke, R. E. Muenchausen, K. J. McClellan, and B. L. Bennett, “Spectral emission of rare-earth doped Lu2SiO5 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. 27(12), 1781–1786 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bourdet, G. L.

Brenier, A.

A. Brenier, “A new evaluation of Yb3+-doped crystals for laser applications,” J. Lumin. 92(3), 199–204 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Campos, S.

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Cooke, D. W.

D. W. Cooke, R. E. Muenchausen, K. J. McClellan, and B. L. Bennett, “Spectral emission of rare-earth doped Lu2SiO5 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. 27(12), 1781–1786 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Denoyer, A.

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Druon, F.

F. Thibault, D. Pelenc, F. Druon, Y. Zaouter, M. Jacquemet, and P. Georges, “Efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:Y2SiO5 and Yb3+:Lu2SiO5 high-power femtosecond laser operation,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1555–1557 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gavrielides, A.

P. Peterson, M. P. Sharma, and A. Gavrielides, “Modeling of Yb:YAG tuning curves,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 155–160 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

F. Thibault, D. Pelenc, F. Druon, Y. Zaouter, M. Jacquemet, and P. Georges, “Efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:Y2SiO5 and Yb3+:Lu2SiO5 high-power femtosecond laser operation,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1555–1557 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hao, Q.

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Huang, M.

Huang, Y.

Huang, Z.

Jacquemet, C.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jacquemet, M.

F. Thibault, D. Pelenc, F. Druon, Y. Zaouter, M. Jacquemet, and P. Georges, “Efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:Y2SiO5 and Yb3+:Lu2SiO5 high-power femtosecond laser operation,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1555–1557 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jafari, A. K.

Jandi, S.

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Janel, N.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Li, G.

Li, W.

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Loiseau, P.

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lu, W.

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Luo, Z.

McClellan, K. J.

D. W. Cooke, R. E. Muenchausen, K. J. McClellan, and B. L. Bennett, “Spectral emission of rare-earth doped Lu2SiO5 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. 27(12), 1781–1786 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Muenchausen, R. E.

D. W. Cooke, R. E. Muenchausen, K. J. McClellan, and B. L. Bennett, “Spectral emission of rare-earth doped Lu2SiO5 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. 27(12), 1781–1786 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pelenc, D.

Peterson, P.

P. Peterson, M. P. Sharma, and A. Gavrielides, “Modeling of Yb:YAG tuning curves,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 155–160 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Petit, J.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Qiu, Y.

Sharma, M. P.

P. Peterson, M. P. Sharma, and A. Gavrielides, “Modeling of Yb:YAG tuning curves,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 155–160 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Su, L.

L. Zheng, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Comparison of optical properties between ytterbium-doped Lu2SiO5 (Yb:LSO) and ytterbium-doped Lu2Si2O7 (Yb:LPS) laser crystals,” J. Alloy. Comp. 471(1-2), 157–161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Thibault, F.

Tulloch, W. M.

Viana, B.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Vivien, D.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

L. Zheng, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Comparison of optical properties between ytterbium-doped Lu2SiO5 (Yb:LSO) and ytterbium-doped Lu2Si2O7 (Yb:LPS) laser crystals,” J. Alloy. Comp. 471(1-2), 157–161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yan, C.

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zaouter, Y.

Zeng, H.

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhai, H.

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, G.

L. Zheng, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Comparison of optical properties between ytterbium-doped Lu2SiO5 (Yb:LSO) and ytterbium-doped Lu2Si2O7 (Yb:LPS) laser crystals,” J. Alloy. Comp. 471(1-2), 157–161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, L.

L. Zheng, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Comparison of optical properties between ytterbium-doped Lu2SiO5 (Yb:LSO) and ytterbium-doped Lu2Si2O7 (Yb:LPS) laser crystals,” J. Alloy. Comp. 471(1-2), 157–161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 171–176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

W. Li, Q. Hao, H. Zhai, H. Zeng, W. Lu, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Low-threshold and continuously tunable Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(10), 101125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Alloy. Comp.

L. Zheng, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Comparison of optical properties between ytterbium-doped Lu2SiO5 (Yb:LSO) and ytterbium-doped Lu2Si2O7 (Yb:LPS) laser crystals,” J. Alloy. Comp. 471(1-2), 157–161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin.

A. Brenier, “A new evaluation of Yb3+-doped crystals for laser applications,” J. Lumin. 92(3), 199–204 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. Condens. Matter

S. Campos, A. Denoyer, S. Jandi, B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic studies of Yb3+-doped rare earth orthosilicate crystals,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter 16(25), 4579–4590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

P. Peterson, M. P. Sharma, and A. Gavrielides, “Modeling of Yb:YAG tuning curves,” Opt. Commun. 134(1-6), 155–160 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Mater.

D. W. Cooke, R. E. Muenchausen, K. J. McClellan, and B. L. Bennett, “Spectral emission of rare-earth doped Lu2SiO5 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. 27(12), 1781–1786 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other

S. Campos, J. Petit, B. Viana, S. Jandi, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, “Spectroscopic investigation of the laser materials Yb3+:RE2SiO5, RE=Y, Sc, Lu,” Proc. SPIE Europe 5460, 335–343 (2004).

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