Abstract

The first demonstration of an Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 thin-disk laser is reported. An output power of 109 W with an optical efficiency of 50.2% was achieved in multimode CW-operation which is to the best of our knowledge a significant record performance compared to previous reports on CW-lasers with this material. At a lower power level of 19.3 W the material proved its suitability for efficient operation with an optical efficiency of 60.4%. In fundamental-mode operation the extracted output power was 10.4 W with an optical efficiency of 44.5% and a beam propagation factor M2 = 1.39. The broad emission bandwidth of the material was confirmed by measuring a continuous wavelength tuning range from 1001 to 1053 nm with a maximum output power of 36 W at 1040 nm.

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J. Liu, Y. Wan, X. Tian, Z. Zhou, W. Han, J. Li, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Compact diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser generating 14.0 W of continuous-wave and 8.5 W of pulsed output power,” Appl. Phys. B111(2), 233–237 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2012

2011

J. Sanghera, J. Frantz, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, C. Baker, B. Shaw, B. Sadowski, M. Hunt, F. Miklos, A. Lutz, and I. Aggarwal, “10% Yb3+-Lu2O3 ceramic laser with 74% efficiency,” Opt. Lett.36(4), 576–578 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. McMillen, D. Thompson, T. Tritt, and J. Kolis, “Hydrothermal single crystal growth of Lu2O3 and lanthanide doped Lu2O3,” Cryst. Growth Des.11(10), 4386–4391 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2010

2009

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and J. Liu, “Sub-90 fs pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B93(4), 753–757 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

J. Liu, X. Mateos, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “High-power laser performance of Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystals cut along the crystallographic axes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.43(5), 385–390 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005

B. Viana, J. Petit, R. Gaumé, P. Goldner, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Crystal chemistry approach in Yb doped laser materials,” Materials Science Forum494, 259–264 (2005).

2004

2003

2002

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1974

A. A. Filimonov, N. I. Leonyuk, I. B. Meissner, T. I. Timchenko, and I. S. Rez, “Nonlinear optical properties of isomorphic family of crystals with Yttrium-Aluminium Borate (YAB) structure,” Krist. Tech.9(1), 63–66 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Abdou Ahmed, M.

B. Weichelt, K. S. Wentsch, A. Voss, M. Abdou Ahmed, and T. Graf, “A 670 W Yb:Lu2O3 thin-disk laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.9(2), 110–115 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Abdou-Ahmed, M.

Aggarwal, I.

Ahmed, M. A.

Baer, C. R. E.

C. R. E. Baer, Ch. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, Th. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Baker, C.

Balembois, F.

B. Viana, J. Petit, R. Gaumé, P. Goldner, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Crystal chemistry approach in Yb doped laser materials,” Materials Science Forum494, 259–264 (2005).

Beil, K.

Boulon, G.

G. Boulon, “Fifty years of advances in solid-state laser materials,” Opt. Mater.34(3), 499–512 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Burns, P. A.

Contag, K.

S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, C. Stewen, K. Contag, A. Voss, and A. Giesen, “Pumping schemes for multi-kW thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics/ Advanced Solid-State Laser, 34, 78–84 (2000).

Dawes, J.

Dawes, J. M.

Dekker, P.

Druon, F.

S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, K. Wentsch, A. Suganuma, B. Viana, P. Loiseau, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon, “Femtosecond Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett.37(19), 3984–3986 (2012).

B. Viana, J. Petit, R. Gaumé, P. Goldner, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Crystal chemistry approach in Yb doped laser materials,” Materials Science Forum494, 259–264 (2005).

Erhard, S.

S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, C. Stewen, K. Contag, A. Voss, and A. Giesen, “Pumping schemes for multi-kW thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics/ Advanced Solid-State Laser, 34, 78–84 (2000).

Filimonov, A. A.

A. A. Filimonov, N. I. Leonyuk, I. B. Meissner, T. I. Timchenko, and I. S. Rez, “Nonlinear optical properties of isomorphic family of crystals with Yttrium-Aluminium Borate (YAB) structure,” Krist. Tech.9(1), 63–66 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Fournier, D.

J. Petit, B. Viana, Ph. Goldner, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “Thermomechanical properties of Yb3+ doped laser crystals: Experiments and modeling,” J. Appl. Phys.108(12), 123108 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Frantz, J.

Fredrich-Thornton, S. T.

Gaumé, R.

B. Viana, J. Petit, R. Gaumé, P. Goldner, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Crystal chemistry approach in Yb doped laser materials,” Materials Science Forum494, 259–264 (2005).

Georges, P.

S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, K. Wentsch, A. Suganuma, B. Viana, P. Loiseau, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon, “Femtosecond Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett.37(19), 3984–3986 (2012).

B. Viana, J. Petit, R. Gaumé, P. Goldner, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Crystal chemistry approach in Yb doped laser materials,” Materials Science Forum494, 259–264 (2005).

Giesen, A.

S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, C. Stewen, K. Contag, A. Voss, and A. Giesen, “Pumping schemes for multi-kW thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics/ Advanced Solid-State Laser, 34, 78–84 (2000).

Goldner, P.

B. Viana, J. Petit, R. Gaumé, P. Goldner, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Crystal chemistry approach in Yb doped laser materials,” Materials Science Forum494, 259–264 (2005).

Goldner, Ph.

J. Petit, B. Viana, Ph. Goldner, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “Thermomechanical properties of Yb3+ doped laser crystals: Experiments and modeling,” J. Appl. Phys.108(12), 123108 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Golling, M.

C. R. E. Baer, Ch. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, Th. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Graf, T.

Graf, Th.

Griebner, U.

S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and J. Liu, “Sub-90 fs pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B93(4), 753–757 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Habel, F.

Han, W.

J. Liu, Y. Wan, X. Tian, Z. Zhou, W. Han, J. Li, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Compact diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser generating 14.0 W of continuous-wave and 8.5 W of pulsed output power,” Appl. Phys. B111(2), 233–237 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Heckl, O. H.

C. R. E. Baer, Ch. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, Th. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hildebrandt, M.

Hönninger, C.

Hu, X.

Huber, G.

Hunt, M.

Jaffres, A.

Jagadish, C.

Jubera, V.

Ph. Veber, M. Velázquez, V. Jubera, S. Pechev, and O. Viraphong, “Flux growth of Yb3+ -doped RE2O3 (RE = Y, Lu) single crystals at half their melting point temperature,” CrystEngComm13(16), 5220–5225 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Karszewski, M.

S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, C. Stewen, K. Contag, A. Voss, and A. Giesen, “Pumping schemes for multi-kW thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics/ Advanced Solid-State Laser, 34, 78–84 (2000).

Keller, U.

C. R. E. Baer, Ch. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, Th. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kim, W.

Knowles, D. M.

Kolev, V. Z.

Kolis, J.

C. McMillen, D. Thompson, T. Tritt, and J. Kolis, “Hydrothermal single crystal growth of Lu2O3 and lanthanide doped Lu2O3,” Cryst. Growth Des.11(10), 4386–4391 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Kränkel, C.

K. Beil, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, F. Tellkamp, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Thermal and laser properties of Yb:LuAG for kW thin disk lasers,” Opt. Express18(20), 20712–20722 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kränkel, Ch.

Lederer, M. J.

Leonyuk, N. I.

A. A. Filimonov, N. I. Leonyuk, I. B. Meissner, T. I. Timchenko, and I. S. Rez, “Nonlinear optical properties of isomorphic family of crystals with Yttrium-Aluminium Borate (YAB) structure,” Krist. Tech.9(1), 63–66 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

J. Liu, Y. Wan, X. Tian, Z. Zhou, W. Han, J. Li, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Compact diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser generating 14.0 W of continuous-wave and 8.5 W of pulsed output power,” Appl. Phys. B111(2), 233–237 (2013).
[CrossRef]

S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and J. Liu, “Sub-90 fs pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B93(4), 753–757 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, X. Mateos, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “High-power laser performance of Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystals cut along the crystallographic axes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.43(5), 385–390 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Dekker, P. A. Burns, J. M. Dawes, J. Piper, J. Li, X. Hu, and J. Wang, “Widely tunable yellow-green lasers based on the self-frequency-doubling material Yb:YAB,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B20(4), 706–712 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, Y. Wan, X. Tian, Z. Zhou, W. Han, J. Li, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Compact diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser generating 14.0 W of continuous-wave and 8.5 W of pulsed output power,” Appl. Phys. B111(2), 233–237 (2013).
[CrossRef]

S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and J. Liu, “Sub-90 fs pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B93(4), 753–757 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, X. Mateos, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “High-power laser performance of Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystals cut along the crystallographic axes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.43(5), 385–390 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Loiseau, P.

Lu, B.

Luther-Davies, B.

Lutz, A.

Mateos, X.

J. Liu, X. Mateos, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “High-power laser performance of Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystals cut along the crystallographic axes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.43(5), 385–390 (2007).
[CrossRef]

McMillen, C.

C. McMillen, D. Thompson, T. Tritt, and J. Kolis, “Hydrothermal single crystal growth of Lu2O3 and lanthanide doped Lu2O3,” Cryst. Growth Des.11(10), 4386–4391 (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Meissner, I. B.

A. A. Filimonov, N. I. Leonyuk, I. B. Meissner, T. I. Timchenko, and I. S. Rez, “Nonlinear optical properties of isomorphic family of crystals with Yttrium-Aluminium Borate (YAB) structure,” Krist. Tech.9(1), 63–66 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Miklos, F.

Moeller, M.

Moormann, Ch.

Mottay, E.

Pechev, S.

Ph. Veber, M. Velázquez, V. Jubera, S. Pechev, and O. Viraphong, “Flux growth of Yb3+ -doped RE2O3 (RE = Y, Lu) single crystals at half their melting point temperature,” CrystEngComm13(16), 5220–5225 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

Peters, R.

Petit, J.

J. Petit, B. Viana, Ph. Goldner, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “Thermomechanical properties of Yb3+ doped laser crystals: Experiments and modeling,” J. Appl. Phys.108(12), 123108 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Viana, J. Petit, R. Gaumé, P. Goldner, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Crystal chemistry approach in Yb doped laser materials,” Materials Science Forum494, 259–264 (2005).

Petrov, V.

S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and J. Liu, “Sub-90 fs pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B93(4), 753–757 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, X. Mateos, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “High-power laser performance of Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystals cut along the crystallographic axes,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.43(5), 385–390 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J.

Rez, I. S.

A. A. Filimonov, N. I. Leonyuk, I. B. Meissner, T. I. Timchenko, and I. S. Rez, “Nonlinear optical properties of isomorphic family of crystals with Yttrium-Aluminium Borate (YAB) structure,” Krist. Tech.9(1), 63–66 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Ricaud, S.

Rivier, S.

S. Rivier, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Li, J. Wang, and J. Liu, “Sub-90 fs pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B93(4), 753–757 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roger, J. P.

J. Petit, B. Viana, Ph. Goldner, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “Thermomechanical properties of Yb3+ doped laser crystals: Experiments and modeling,” J. Appl. Phys.108(12), 123108 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rumpel, M.

Rytz, D.

Sadowski, B.

Sanghera, J.

Saraceno, C. J.

C. R. E. Baer, Ch. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, Th. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Schacht, M.

Shaw, B.

Stewen, C.

S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, C. Stewen, K. Contag, A. Voss, and A. Giesen, “Pumping schemes for multi-kW thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics/ Advanced Solid-State Laser, 34, 78–84 (2000).

Südmeyer, T.

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J. Liu, Y. Wan, X. Tian, Z. Zhou, W. Han, J. Li, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Compact diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser generating 14.0 W of continuous-wave and 8.5 W of pulsed output power,” Appl. Phys. B111(2), 233–237 (2013).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Interference pattern between the reflections from the front ant the rear side of the Yb:YAB crystal after polishing, (b) and (c) Observed optical path differences in the crystal structure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

V-shaped resonator configuration (a) and surface temperature of the Yb:YAB disk with increasing pump power density (b); the cooling temperature was about 15 °C.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Output power and optical efficiency in high- power multimode operation; (b) output performance of the Yb:YAB thin-disk crystal in resonators with up to 32.5 W of pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output performance (a) and beam quality (b) of the Yb:YAB laser with near-diffraction limited beam quality.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Spectral tuning range of the Yb:YAB thin-disk crystal and (b) corresponding output power for the high reflectivity region of the grating between 1001 and 1053 nm. From 1009 to 1048 nm the optical output power was > 10 W. To compare the spectral emission with and without GWS-mirror the spectrum of a free running Yb:YAB thin-disk resonator is shown by the dashed curve.

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Table 1 Resonator parameters

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