Abstract

We demonstrated continuous wave operation of an in-band pumped Er:YAG planar waveguide laser with the output of 75 W at 1645 nm and a slope efficiency of 64% with respect to the absorbed pump power at 1532 nm.

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C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
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X. Mu, H. Meissner, H.-C. Lee, and M. Dubinskii, “True Crystalline Fibers: double clad LMA design concept of Tm:YAG-core fiber and mode simulation,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373M (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (3)

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[Crossref]

I. J. Thomson, F. J. F. Monjardin, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, “Efficient Operation of a 400 W Diode Side-Pumped Yb:YAG Planar Waveguide Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47(10), 1336–1345 (2011).
[Crossref]

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, L. D. Merkle, and M. Dubinskii, “Resonant in-band pumping of cryogenically-cooled Er3+:YAG laser at 1532, 1534 and 1546 nm: a comparative study,” Opt. Mater. Express 2(2), 223–233 (2011).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and A. W. Clarkson, “Fiber-laser-pumped Er:YAG lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 361–371 (2009).
[Crossref]

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J. I. Mackenzie, “Dielectric solid-state planar waveguide lasers: a review,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 626–637 (2007).
[Crossref]

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Y. Sato and T. Taira, “Saturation factors of pump absorption in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 270–280 (2004).
[Crossref]

2001 (2)

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D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

1965 (1)

W. L. Bond, “Measurement of the Refractive Indices of Several Crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 36(5), 1674–1677 (1965).
[Crossref]

Auzel, F.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Bai, D.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Baker, H. J.

I. J. Thomson, F. J. F. Monjardin, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, “Efficient Operation of a 400 W Diode Side-Pumped Yb:YAG Planar Waveguide Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47(10), 1336–1345 (2011).
[Crossref]

Beach, R. J.

Beecher, S. J.

Bennett, W. J.

Bond, W. L.

W. L. Bond, “Measurement of the Refractive Indices of Several Crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 36(5), 1674–1677 (1965).
[Crossref]

Borel, C.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Cashen, M.

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

Chiang, K. S.

Choudhary, A.

Clarkson, A. W.

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and A. W. Clarkson, “Fiber-laser-pumped Er:YAG lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 361–371 (2009).
[Crossref]

Clatterbuck, T.

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

Daniele, A.

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

Dubinskii, M.

X. Mu, H. Meissner, H.-C. Lee, and M. Dubinskii, “True Crystalline Fibers: double clad LMA design concept of Tm:YAG-core fiber and mode simulation,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373M (2012).
[Crossref]

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, L. D. Merkle, and M. Dubinskii, “Resonant in-band pumping of cryogenically-cooled Er3+:YAG laser at 1532, 1534 and 1546 nm: a comparative study,” Opt. Mater. Express 2(2), 223–233 (2011).
[Crossref]

Eason, R. W.

Ferrand, B.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Filgas, D.

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

Fromzel, V.

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, L. D. Merkle, and M. Dubinskii, “Resonant in-band pumping of cryogenically-cooled Er3+:YAG laser at 1532, 1534 and 1546 nm: a comparative study,” Opt. Mater. Express 2(2), 223–233 (2011).
[Crossref]

Ge, L.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Grant-Jacob, J. A.

Grivas, C.

C. Grivas, “Optically pumped planar waveguide lasers, Part I: Fundamentals and fabrication techniques,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 35(6), 159–239 (2011).
[Crossref]

Hall, D. R.

I. J. Thomson, F. J. F. Monjardin, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, “Efficient Operation of a 400 W Diode Side-Pumped Yb:YAG Planar Waveguide Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47(10), 1336–1345 (2011).
[Crossref]

Hanna, D.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Hua, P.

Hughes, S.

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

Iskandarov, M. O.

M. O. Iskandarov, A. A. Nikitichev, and A. I. Stepanov, “Quasi-two-level Er:Y3Al5O12 laser for the 1.6 µm Er3+ lasers,” J. Opt. Technol. 68, 23–27 (2001).

Kim, J. W.

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and A. W. Clarkson, “Fiber-laser-pumped Er:YAG lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 361–371 (2009).
[Crossref]

Krupke, W. F.

Large, A. C.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Lee, H.-C.

X. Mu, H. Meissner, H.-C. Lee, and M. Dubinskii, “True Crystalline Fibers: double clad LMA design concept of Tm:YAG-core fiber and mode simulation,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373M (2012).
[Crossref]

Li, J.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Li, W.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mackenzie, J. I.

McMahon, J. M.

Meichenin, D.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Meissner, H.

X. Mu, H. Meissner, H.-C. Lee, and M. Dubinskii, “True Crystalline Fibers: double clad LMA design concept of Tm:YAG-core fiber and mode simulation,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373M (2012).
[Crossref]

Meissner, H. E.

Meissner, O. R.

Merkle, L. D.

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, L. D. Merkle, and M. Dubinskii, “Resonant in-band pumping of cryogenically-cooled Er3+:YAG laser at 1532, 1534 and 1546 nm: a comparative study,” Opt. Mater. Express 2(2), 223–233 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mitchell, S. C.

Monjardin, F. J. F.

I. J. Thomson, F. J. F. Monjardin, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, “Efficient Operation of a 400 W Diode Side-Pumped Yb:YAG Planar Waveguide Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47(10), 1336–1345 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mordaunt, D.

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

Mu, X.

X. Mu, H. Meissner, H.-C. Lee, and M. Dubinskii, “True Crystalline Fibers: double clad LMA design concept of Tm:YAG-core fiber and mode simulation,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373M (2012).
[Crossref]

Nikitichev, A. A.

M. O. Iskandarov, A. A. Nikitichev, and A. I. Stepanov, “Quasi-two-level Er:Y3Al5O12 laser for the 1.6 µm Er3+ lasers,” J. Opt. Technol. 68, 23–27 (2001).

Pan, Y.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Parsonage, T. L.

Pelnec, D.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Rameix, A.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Sahu, J. K.

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and A. W. Clarkson, “Fiber-laser-pumped Er:YAG lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 361–371 (2009).
[Crossref]

Sato, Y.

Y. Sato and T. Taira, “Saturation factors of pump absorption in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 270–280 (2004).
[Crossref]

Shen, D. Y.

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and A. W. Clarkson, “Fiber-laser-pumped Er:YAG lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 361–371 (2009).
[Crossref]

Shepherd, D. P.

Stepanov, A. I.

M. O. Iskandarov, A. A. Nikitichev, and A. I. Stepanov, “Quasi-two-level Er:Y3Al5O12 laser for the 1.6 µm Er3+ lasers,” J. Opt. Technol. 68, 23–27 (2001).

Taira, T.

Y. Sato and T. Taira, “Saturation factors of pump absorption in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 270–280 (2004).
[Crossref]

Ter-Gabrielyan, N.

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, L. D. Merkle, and M. Dubinskii, “Resonant in-band pumping of cryogenically-cooled Er3+:YAG laser at 1532, 1534 and 1546 nm: a comparative study,” Opt. Mater. Express 2(2), 223–233 (2011).
[Crossref]

Thomson, I. J.

I. J. Thomson, F. J. F. Monjardin, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, “Efficient Operation of a 400 W Diode Side-Pumped Yb:YAG Planar Waveguide Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47(10), 1336–1345 (2011).
[Crossref]

Thony, P.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Tropper, A. C.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Wang, C.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Warburton, T. J.

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

Yang, C.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zeng, H.

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

Y. Sato and T. Taira, “Saturation factors of pump absorption in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 270–280 (2004).
[Crossref]

I. J. Thomson, F. J. F. Monjardin, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, “Efficient Operation of a 400 W Diode Side-Pumped Yb:YAG Planar Waveguide Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47(10), 1336–1345 (2011).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

J. I. Mackenzie, “Dielectric solid-state planar waveguide lasers: a review,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 626–637 (2007).
[Crossref]

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and A. W. Clarkson, “Fiber-laser-pumped Er:YAG lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 361–371 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

D. P. Shepherd, D. Hanna, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, T. J. Warburton, C. Borel, B. Ferrand, D. Pelnec, A. Rameix, P. Thony, F. Auzel, and D. Meichenin, “A low threshold, room temperature 1.64 µm Yb:Er:Y3Al5O12 waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(11), 7651–7653 (1994).
[Crossref]

W. L. Bond, “Measurement of the Refractive Indices of Several Crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 36(5), 1674–1677 (1965).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Technol. (1)

M. O. Iskandarov, A. A. Nikitichev, and A. I. Stepanov, “Quasi-two-level Er:Y3Al5O12 laser for the 1.6 µm Er3+ lasers,” J. Opt. Technol. 68, 23–27 (2001).

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Mater. Express (1)

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, L. D. Merkle, and M. Dubinskii, “Resonant in-band pumping of cryogenically-cooled Er3+:YAG laser at 1532, 1534 and 1546 nm: a comparative study,” Opt. Mater. Express 2(2), 223–233 (2011).
[Crossref]

Proc. SPIE (2)

X. Mu, H. Meissner, H.-C. Lee, and M. Dubinskii, “True Crystalline Fibers: double clad LMA design concept of Tm:YAG-core fiber and mode simulation,” Proc. SPIE 8237, 82373M (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Filgas, T. Clatterbuck, M. Cashen, A. Daniele, S. Hughes, and D. Mordaunt, “Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program,” Proc. SPIE 8381, 83810W (2012).
[Crossref]

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. Grivas, “Optically pumped planar waveguide lasers, Part I: Fundamentals and fabrication techniques,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 35(6), 159–239 (2011).
[Crossref]

Sci. Rep. (1)

C. Wang, W. Li, C. Yang, D. Bai, J. Li, L. Ge, Y. Pan, and H. Zeng, “Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 31289 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (1)

K. Okamoto, Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides, 2nd ed. (Academic, 2006).

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Fig. 1 Yb:YAG/Er:YAG/Yb:YAG planar waveguide.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 A simplified optical layout of the resonantly cladding-pumped Er:YAG planar waveguide laser. Also pictured is a 10-bar LDBS (right) and a copper waveguide housing
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Output power of the Er:YAG-core PWG laser versus incident pump power at 1532 nm (a), and versus absorbed pump power (b), during CW operation. Dashed lines represent linear data fit. Solid lines represent simulation results.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Absorption cross-section of the 4I15/24I13/2 transitions of Er3+ in YAG at 300 K, red line. Spectrum of the laser diode module, blue line. (b) Pump and laser spectral lines.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Far field intensity distribution of the laser beam (a) and laser beam characterization (b).

Equations (2)

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NA= ( n YAG +Δ n Er ) 2 ( n YAG +Δ n Yb ) 2 =0.0132
B= 2a λ NA

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