Abstract

We report for the first time on laser action of a diode-pumped Yb:BaY2F8 crystal. Both CW and femtosecond operations have been demonstrated at room-temperature conditions. A maximum output power of 0.56 W, a slope efficiency of 34%, and a tunability range from 1013 to 1067 nm have been obtained in CW regime. Transform-limited pulse trains with a minimum duration of 275 fs, an average power of 40 mW, and a repetition rate of 83 MHz have been achieved in a passive mode-locked regime using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

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2008 (3)

2007 (3)

2006 (2)

S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Spectrosopic and laser cooling results on Yb3+- doped BaY2F8 single crystal," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 013109 (2006).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (4)

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

1998 (1)

1997 (2)

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]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Ybdoped KY(WO4)2 KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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 (2)

S. Guy, M. F. Joubert, B. Jacquier, and M. Bouazaoui, "Excited-state absorption in BaY2F8:Nd3+," Phys. Rev. B 47, 11001-6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, "Heat generation in Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-29, 1457-1459 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

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, 925-930 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Aggarwal, R. L.

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, 925-930 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

Bernhagen, M.

C. Krankel, 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]

Bigotta, S.

S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Spectrosopic and laser cooling results on Yb3+- doped BaY2F8 single crystal," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 013109 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bonelli, L.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb3+-doped LiYF4 and KYF4 lasers," Appl. Phys. B 92, 519-523 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Diode-pumped passively modelocked Yb:YLF laser," Opt. Express 16, 2922-2927 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Spectrosopic and laser cooling results on Yb3+- doped BaY2F8 single crystal," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 013109 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bouazaoui, M.

S. Guy, M. F. Joubert, B. Jacquier, and M. Bouazaoui, "Excited-state absorption in BaY2F8:Nd3+," Phys. Rev. B 47, 11001-6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Boulon, G.

K. J. Kima, A. Jouini, A. Yoshikawa, R. Simura, G. Boulon, and T. Fukuda, "Growth and optical properties of Pr,Yb-codoped KY3F10 fluoride single crystals for up-conversion visible luminescence," J. Crystal Growth 299, 171-177 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

Chan, C. C.

Cheetham, A. K.

Cjoi, H. K.

Coluccelli, N.

Debourg, G.

Di Lieto, A.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Diode-pumped passively modelocked Yb:YLF laser," Opt. Express 16, 2922-2927 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb3+-doped LiYF4 and KYF4 lasers," Appl. Phys. B 92, 519-523 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Didierjean, J.

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]

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Erbert, G.

Fagundes-Peters, D.

C. Krankel, 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.

Fredrich, S.T.

C. Krankel, 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]

Fukuda, T.

K. J. Kima, A. Jouini, A. Yoshikawa, R. Simura, G. Boulon, and T. Fukuda, "Growth and optical properties of Pr,Yb-codoped KY3F10 fluoride single crystals for up-conversion visible luminescence," J. Crystal Growth 299, 171-177 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Galzerano, G.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

Goldner, P.

Griebner, U.

Guy, S.

S. Guy, M. F. Joubert, B. Jacquier, and M. Bouazaoui, "Excited-state absorption in BaY2F8:Nd3+," Phys. Rev. B 47, 11001-6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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]

Honninger, C.

Huber, G.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, "Broadly tunable high-power Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk with 80% slope efficiency," Opt. Express 15, 7075-7082 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Krankel, 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 Ybdoped KY(WO4)2 KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, N.

Jacquemet, M.

Jacquier, B.

S. Guy, M. F. Joubert, B. Jacquier, and M. Bouazaoui, "Excited-state absorption in BaY2F8:Nd3+," Phys. Rev. B 47, 11001-6 (1993).
[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]

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, 925-930 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Johannsen, J.

C. Krankel, 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]

Joubert, M. F.

S. Guy, M. F. Joubert, B. Jacquier, and M. Bouazaoui, "Excited-state absorption in BaY2F8:Nd3+," Phys. Rev. B 47, 11001-6 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jouini, A.

K. J. Kima, A. Jouini, A. Yoshikawa, R. Simura, G. Boulon, and T. Fukuda, "Growth and optical properties of Pr,Yb-codoped KY3F10 fluoride single crystals for up-conversion visible luminescence," J. Crystal Growth 299, 171-177 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kawanaka, J.

Keller, U.

Kima, K. J.

K. J. Kima, A. Jouini, A. Yoshikawa, R. Simura, G. Boulon, and T. Fukuda, "Growth and optical properties of Pr,Yb-codoped KY3F10 fluoride single crystals for up-conversion visible luminescence," J. Crystal Growth 299, 171-177 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Klopp, P.

Kong, J.

Krankel, C.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, "Broadly tunable high-power Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk with 80% slope efficiency," Opt. Express 15, 7075-7082 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Krankel, 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]

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.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Ybdoped KY(WO4)2 KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lacovara, P.

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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Ybdoped KY(WO4)2 KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Laporta, P.

Lu, J.

Lucas Leclin, G.

Lucca, A.

McFarlane, R. A.

Mikhailov, V. P.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Ybdoped KY(WO4)2 KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mond, M.

C. Krankel, 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]

Nishioka, H.

Owen, J. J.

Parisi, D.

S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Spectrosopic and laser cooling results on Yb3+- doped BaY2F8 single crystal," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 013109 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

Peters, R.

Peters, V.

Petit, J.

Petrov, V.

Podlipensky, A. V.

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, 409-413 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Simura, R.

K. J. Kima, A. Jouini, A. Yoshikawa, R. Simura, G. Boulon, and T. Fukuda, "Growth and optical properties of Pr,Yb-codoped KY3F10 fluoride single crystals for up-conversion visible luminescence," J. Crystal Growth 299, 171-177 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sphler, G. J.

Svelto, O.

Tang, D. Y.

Toncelli, A.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb3+-doped LiYF4 and KYF4 lasers," Appl. Phys. B 92, 519-523 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Spectrosopic and laser cooling results on Yb3+- doped BaY2F8 single crystal," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 013109 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb3+-doped LiYF4 and KYF4 lasers," Appl. Phys. B 92, 519-523 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Diode-pumped passively modelocked Yb:YLF laser," Opt. Express 16, 2922-2927 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, M. Tonelli, P. Laporta, and O. Svelto, "Diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 1141-1143 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Spectrosopic and laser cooling results on Yb3+- doped BaY2F8 single crystal," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 013109 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Uecker, R.

C. Krankel, 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.

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]

Viana, B.

Wang, C. A.

Yagi, H.

Yanagitani, T.

Yoshikawa, A.

K. J. Kima, A. Jouini, A. Yoshikawa, R. Simura, G. Boulon, and T. Fukuda, "Growth and optical properties of Pr,Yb-codoped KY3F10 fluoride single crystals for up-conversion visible luminescence," J. Crystal Growth 299, 171-177 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zaouter, Y.

Zhang, G.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

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S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, L. Bonelli, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Spectrosopic and laser cooling results on Yb3+- doped BaY2F8 single crystal," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 013109 (2006).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Room-temperature polarized (a) absorption coefficient and (b) emission cross section of Yb(5%):BYF crystal (calculated by the β-τ [19] method).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Scheme of the CW diode-pumped Yb:BYF laser cavity. LD1: laser diode; f1 and f2: plano-convex lenses; M1: HR plane mirror; M2: HR curved folding mirror; BF: birefringent filter; OC: output coupler.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Output power versus incident pump power (b) output power versus emission wavelength of Yb:BYF laser for different output couplings.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Scheme of the mode-locked Yb:BYF laser cavity and pump system. LD1, LD2: laser diodes; f1, f2, f3, f4: plano-convex lenses; M1, M2: folding mirrors; M3, focusing mirror; M4, M5: chirped mirrors; OC: output coupler; SESAM: semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Average output power versus incident pump power of the mode-locked Yb:BYF laser with output couplings of 1% (circles), and 2.5% (squares). Mode-locking thresholds are indicated by vertical dashed lines.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Autocorrelation trace and (b) optical spectrum of the mode-locked Yb:BYF laser with 1% output coupler. The dotted red lines represent fits assuming sech2 pulse shape.

Tables (1)

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

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