Abstract

Continuous-wave laser action has been demonstrated in a diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 crystal. Crystal growth, spectroscopic measurements, and laser results are presented. A maximum output power of 505mW, a slope efficiency of 43%, and a continuous wavelength tunability range of 65nm, from 1013 to 1078nm, have been obtained at room temperature.

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J. Liu, M. Rico, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper CTuQ6.

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[CrossRef]

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Moncorgé, R.

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J. E. Hellström, S. Bjurshagen, and V. Pasiskevicius, Appl. Phys. 83, 55 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, Opt. Commun. 167, 149 (1999).
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J. Liu, M. Rico, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper CTuQ6.

Peters, V.

J. Liu, M. Rico, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper CTuQ6.

Petrov, V.

J. Liu, M. Rico, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper CTuQ6.

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B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, in Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
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P. Wang, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 174, 467 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, Opt. Commun. 167, 149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rico, M.

J. Liu, M. Rico, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper CTuQ6.

Shah, L.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, Opt. Commun. 167, 149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Stewen, Chr.

Sytsma, J.

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2, 8959 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Utano, R. A.

Viana, B.

Voss, A.

Voss, H.

Wang, C. A.

Wang, P.

P. Wang, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 174, 467 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ye, Q.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, Opt. Commun. 167, 149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C (1)

Y. Le Fur, N. M. Khaidukov, and S. Aléonard, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C 48, 978 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. (1)

J. E. Hellström, S. Bjurshagen, and V. Pasiskevicius, Appl. Phys. 83, 55 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

E. P. Chicklis, C. S. Naiman, R. C. Folwieler, and J. C. Doherty, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 225 (1972).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 605 (1987).

T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-29, 1457 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Phys. Condens. Matter (1)

J. Sytsma, S. J. Kroes, G. Blasse, and N. M. Khaidukov, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2, 8959 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, Opt. Commun. 167, 149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

P. Wang, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 174, 467 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

B. Chai, J. Lefaucheur, A. Pham, G. Lutts, and J. Nicholls, in Proc. SPIE 1863, 131 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

J. Liu, M. Rico, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), paper CTuQ6.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Room-temperature polarized absorption (solid curve) and fluorescence (dashed curve) spectra for 10% doped Yb : KYF 4 crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup for the room-temperature diode-pumped Yb : KYF 4 laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Continuous-wave Yb : KYF 4 output power versus incident pump power for different output coupling values.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Wavelength tunability of the Yb : KYF 4 laser for different output coupling values ( 1.7 W incident pump power).

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