Abstract

We report on a tunable polycrystalline ceramic Er:YAG laser with a total tuning range of 23.1 nm by using a volume Bragg grating. The whole tuning range was composed of three parts, 1614.2 nm - 1621.5 nm, 1629.3 nm - 1635.1 nm and 1639.2 nm - 1649.2 nm. The bandwidth of the output spectrum (FWHM) of the tunable Er:YAG laser was narrowed down to <0.05 nm over the whole tuning range. To our knowledge, this is the widest tuning range so far in this material and it is the first time to report an Er:YAG laser operating at around 1630 nm. In the tuning range of 1629.3 nm- 1635.1 nm, the maximum output power of 1.4 W was obtained at 1633.0 nm with a slope efficiency of 20.9% with respect to the incident power.

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H. Fritsche, O. Lux, C. Schuett, S. Heinemann, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection,” Proc. SPIE 8599, 85990G (2013).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Liu, D. Y. Shen, H. T. Huang, X. Q. Zhang, X. Liu, D. Y. Fan, “Volume Bragg grating-based tunable Er,Yb fiber lasers covering the whole C- and L- band,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(15), 1488–1491 (2013).
[CrossRef]

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M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

D. Y. Shen, H. Chen, X. P. Qin, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “Polycrystalline ceramic Er:YAG laser in-band pumped by a high-power Er,Yb fiber laser at 1532 nm,” Appl. Phys. Express 4(5), 052701 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, Y. Wang, L. J. Qian, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “High-power polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 nm,” Opt. Lett. 36(24), 4767–4769 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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An, Y.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Brauch, U.

Burger, A.

Carrig, T. J.

Chen, H.

D. Y. Shen, H. Chen, X. P. Qin, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “Polycrystalline ceramic Er:YAG laser in-band pumped by a high-power Er,Yb fiber laser at 1532 nm,” Appl. Phys. Express 4(5), 052701 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

Dubinskii, M.

D. Garbuzov, I. Kudryashov, M. Dubinskii, “110W (0.9J) pulsed power from resonantly diode-laser-pumped 1.6-μm Er:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(12), 121101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Eichler, H. J.

H. Fritsche, O. Lux, C. Schuett, S. Heinemann, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection,” Proc. SPIE 8599, 85990G (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Fritsche, B. Kruschke, O. Lux, C. Schuett, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Ultrahigh brightness laser diode modules with narrow linewidth for resonant pumping Er:YAG lasers operating at 1.6 μm,” Proc. SPIE 8677, 86770W (2013).
[CrossRef]

Fan, D. Y.

J. Liu, D. Y. Shen, H. T. Huang, X. Q. Zhang, X. Liu, D. Y. Fan, “Volume Bragg grating-based tunable Er,Yb fiber lasers covering the whole C- and L- band,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(15), 1488–1491 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Fox, K.

Francis, M. P.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fritsche, H.

H. Fritsche, B. Kruschke, O. Lux, C. Schuett, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Ultrahigh brightness laser diode modules with narrow linewidth for resonant pumping Er:YAG lasers operating at 1.6 μm,” Proc. SPIE 8677, 86770W (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Fritsche, O. Lux, C. Schuett, S. Heinemann, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection,” Proc. SPIE 8599, 85990G (2013).
[CrossRef]

Gao, C. Q.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q -switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(2), 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Gao, M. W.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q -switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(2), 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Garbuzov, D.

D. Garbuzov, I. Kudryashov, M. Dubinskii, “110W (0.9J) pulsed power from resonantly diode-laser-pumped 1.6-μm Er:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(12), 121101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gatt, P.

R. C. Stoneman, R. Hartman, A. I. Malm, P. Gatt, “Coherent laser radar using eyesafe YAG laser transmitters,” Proc. SPIE 5791, 167–174 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

Gries, W.

H. Fritsche, O. Lux, C. Schuett, S. Heinemann, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection,” Proc. SPIE 8599, 85990G (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Fritsche, B. Kruschke, O. Lux, C. Schuett, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Ultrahigh brightness laser diode modules with narrow linewidth for resonant pumping Er:YAG lasers operating at 1.6 μm,” Proc. SPIE 8677, 86770W (2013).
[CrossRef]

Hartman, R.

R. C. Stoneman, R. Hartman, A. I. Malm, P. Gatt, “Coherent laser radar using eyesafe YAG laser transmitters,” Proc. SPIE 5791, 167–174 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Heinemann, S.

H. Fritsche, O. Lux, C. Schuett, S. Heinemann, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection,” Proc. SPIE 8599, 85990G (2013).
[CrossRef]

Hellstrom, J. E.

J. E. Hellstrom, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, “Finite beams in reflective volume Bragg gratings: theory and experiments,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(1), 81–89 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hellström, J. E.

Hu, X. H.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Huang, H. T.

J. Liu, D. Y. Shen, H. T. Huang, X. Q. Zhang, X. Liu, D. Y. Fan, “Volume Bragg grating-based tunable Er,Yb fiber lasers covering the whole C- and L- band,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(15), 1488–1491 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Jacobsson, B.

Jelger, P.

Karszewski, M.

Kim, J. W.

Konves, J. R.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kruschke, B.

H. Fritsche, B. Kruschke, O. Lux, C. Schuett, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Ultrahigh brightness laser diode modules with narrow linewidth for resonant pumping Er:YAG lasers operating at 1.6 μm,” Proc. SPIE 8677, 86770W (2013).
[CrossRef]

Kudryashov, I.

D. Garbuzov, I. Kudryashov, M. Dubinskii, “110W (0.9J) pulsed power from resonantly diode-laser-pumped 1.6-μm Er:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(12), 121101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

Li, C.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Li, X. H.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, D. Y. Shen, H. T. Huang, X. Q. Zhang, X. Liu, D. Y. Fan, “Volume Bragg grating-based tunable Er,Yb fiber lasers covering the whole C- and L- band,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(15), 1488–1491 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

J. Liu, D. Y. Shen, H. T. Huang, X. Q. Zhang, X. Liu, D. Y. Fan, “Volume Bragg grating-based tunable Er,Yb fiber lasers covering the whole C- and L- band,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(15), 1488–1491 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Long, J. Y.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Lux, O.

H. Fritsche, O. Lux, C. Schuett, S. Heinemann, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection,” Proc. SPIE 8599, 85990G (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Fritsche, B. Kruschke, O. Lux, C. Schuett, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Ultrahigh brightness laser diode modules with narrow linewidth for resonant pumping Er:YAG lasers operating at 1.6 μm,” Proc. SPIE 8677, 86770W (2013).
[CrossRef]

Ma, H. F.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ma, X. Y.

Malm, A. I.

R. C. Stoneman, R. Hartman, A. I. Malm, P. Gatt, “Coherent laser radar using eyesafe YAG laser transmitters,” Proc. SPIE 5791, 167–174 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ndap, J. O.

Page, R. H.

Pasiskevicius, V.

Qian, L. J.

Qin, X. P.

C. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, Y. Wang, L. J. Qian, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “High-power polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 nm,” Opt. Lett. 36(24), 4767–4769 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Y. Shen, H. Chen, X. P. Qin, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “Polycrystalline ceramic Er:YAG laser in-band pumped by a high-power Er,Yb fiber laser at 1532 nm,” Appl. Phys. Express 4(5), 052701 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sahu, J. K.

Schaffers, K. I.

Schuett, C.

H. Fritsche, O. Lux, C. Schuett, S. Heinemann, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection,” Proc. SPIE 8599, 85990G (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Fritsche, B. Kruschke, O. Lux, C. Schuett, W. Gries, H. J. Eichler, “Ultrahigh brightness laser diode modules with narrow linewidth for resonant pumping Er:YAG lasers operating at 1.6 μm,” Proc. SPIE 8677, 86770W (2013).
[CrossRef]

Setzler, S. D.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shen, D. Y.

J. Liu, D. Y. Shen, H. T. Huang, X. Q. Zhang, X. Liu, D. Y. Fan, “Volume Bragg grating-based tunable Er,Yb fiber lasers covering the whole C- and L- band,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(15), 1488–1491 (2013).
[CrossRef]

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Y. Shen, H. Chen, X. P. Qin, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “Polycrystalline ceramic Er:YAG laser in-band pumped by a high-power Er,Yb fiber laser at 1532 nm,” Appl. Phys. Express 4(5), 052701 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, Y. Wang, L. J. Qian, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “High-power polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 nm,” Opt. Lett. 36(24), 4767–4769 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, W. A. Clarkson, “High-power in-band pumped Er:YAG laser at 1617 nm,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5807–5812 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, W. A. Clarkson, “Highly efficient in-band pumped Er:YAG laser with 60 W of output at 1645 nm,” Opt. Lett. 31(6), 754–756 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stewen, C.

Stoneman, R. C.

R. C. Stoneman, R. Hartman, A. I. Malm, P. Gatt, “Coherent laser radar using eyesafe YAG laser transmitters,” Proc. SPIE 5791, 167–174 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sun, M.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

D. Y. Shen, H. Chen, X. P. Qin, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “Polycrystalline ceramic Er:YAG laser in-band pumped by a high-power Er,Yb fiber laser at 1532 nm,” Appl. Phys. Express 4(5), 052701 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, Y. Wang, L. J. Qian, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “High-power polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 nm,” Opt. Lett. 36(24), 4767–4769 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Voss, A.

Wagner, G. J.

Wang, P.

Wang, R.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q -switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(2), 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

Wang, Y. S.

M. Sun, J. Y. Long, X. H. Li, Y. Liu, H. F. Ma, Y. An, X. H. Hu, Y. S. Wang, C. Li, D. Y. Shen, “Widely tunable Tm:LuYAG laser with a volume Bragg grating,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(8), 553–556 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Z. Q.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q -switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(2), 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X. F.

D. Y. Shen, H. Chen, X. P. Qin, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “Polycrystalline ceramic Er:YAG laser in-band pumped by a high-power Er,Yb fiber laser at 1532 nm,” Appl. Phys. Express 4(5), 052701 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Zhang, D. Y. Shen, Y. Wang, L. J. Qian, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, D. Y. Tang, X. F. Yang, T. Zhao, “High-power polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 nm,” Opt. Lett. 36(24), 4767–4769 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ye, Q.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q -switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(2), 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Young, Y. E.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, E. P. Chicklis, “Resonantly pumped eyesafe erbium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 645–657 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, C.

Zhang, J.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the tunable Er:YAG ceramic laser setup in the experiment. IC: Input coupler. OC: Output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The output power of the tunable Er:YAG ceramic laser as a function of the wavelength.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The output powers of the tunable and free running Er:YAG ceramic lasers as a function of the incident pump power (FR: free running). (a) Operation at 1645 nm emission peak, (b) operation at round at 1617 nm and 1633 nm emission peaks.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Comparison between the output spectra of the free running laser (1617 nm with an output coupler of 30% transmission, 1645 nm with an output coupler of 10% transmission) and the tunable laser (with an output coupler of 10% transmission) at the maximum incident pump power of 11.1 W.

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