Abstract

We report on the laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb:KGdWO42 laser that is passively Q switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber. Raman conversion of fundamental laser emission in the laser crystal was demonstrated. Q-switched 3.4µJ pulses with a pulse width of 85 ns were obtained at the 1033-nm fundamental wavelength and 0.4µJ pulses with a pulse width of 20 ns were produced in a first Stokes at 1139 nm.

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[CrossRef]

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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T. T. Basiev, A. A. Sobol, P. G. Zverev, Yu. K. Voron’ko, V. V. Osiko, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 546.

Braun, B.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Brovelli, L. R.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Choi, H. K.

Cook, C.

J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, C. Cook, and J. L. Daneu, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 178.

Daneu, J. L.

J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, C. Cook, and J. L. Daneu, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 178.

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N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dill, C.

J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, C. Cook, and J. L. Daneu, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 178.

Fan, T. Y.

Fluck, R.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Fluck, B. Braun, U. Keller, E. Gini, and H. Melchior, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 141.

Gini, E.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Fluck, B. Braun, U. Keller, E. Gini, and H. Melchior, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 141.

Graf, M.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Harder, C.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Heumann, E.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Jensen, T.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Fluck, B. Braun, U. Keller, E. Gini, and H. Melchior, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 141.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Kelley, P. L.

J. J. Zayhowski and P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2220 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kullberg, M. P.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Lacovara, P.

Lagatsky, A. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Marowsky, G.

K. A. Stankov and G. Marowsky, Appl. Phys. B 61, 213 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

R. Fluck, B. Braun, U. Keller, E. Gini, and H. Melchior, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 141.

Mikhailov, V. P.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mix, E.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Moser, M.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Osiko, V. V.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Sobol, P. G. Zverev, Yu. K. Voron’ko, V. V. Osiko, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 546.

Paschotta, R.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Powell, R. C.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Sobol, P. G. Zverev, Yu. K. Voron’ko, V. V. Osiko, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 546.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sobol, A. A.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Sobol, P. G. Zverev, Yu. K. Voron’ko, V. V. Osiko, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 546.

Spuhler, G. J.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 376 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

Stankov, K. A.

K. A. Stankov and G. Marowsky, Appl. Phys. B 61, 213 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Voron’ko, Yu. K.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Sobol, P. G. Zverev, Yu. K. Voron’ko, V. V. Osiko, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 546.

Wang, C. A.

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski, Opt. Mater. 11, 255 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski and P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2220 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, C. Cook, and J. L. Daneu, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 178.

Zhang, G.

Zverev, P. G.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Sobol, P. G. Zverev, Yu. K. Voron’ko, V. V. Osiko, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 546.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. A. Stankov and G. Marowsky, Appl. Phys. B 61, 213 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

J. J. Degnan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 14 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski and P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2220 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Mater. (1)

J. J. Zayhowski, Opt. Mater. 11, 255 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, C. Cook, and J. L. Daneu, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 178.

R. Fluck, B. Braun, U. Keller, E. Gini, and H. Melchior, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 141.

G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, C. Harder, E. Mix, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 187.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Sobol, P. G. Zverev, Yu. K. Voron’ko, V. V. Osiko, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 546.

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Average power, pulse energy, and peak power versus absorbed pump power for two different output couplers.

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Pulse width and repetition rate versus absorbed pump power for two different output couplers.

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Table 1 Material Properties of Yb3+:KGW

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Table 2 Performance of a Passively Q-Switched Yb:KGW Laser

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