Abstract

We report high-power laser operation that was achieved with a-cut and c-cut Yb:LuVO4 crystals. Up to 8.3W of π-polarized output power was generated from an a-cut, 2mm uncoated crystal with an optical conversion efficiency of 59%. The highest slope efficiency was 80%. Laser oscillation obtained with c-cut crystal was also linearly polarized, with two orthogonal polarization components along [110] and [1¯10] directions. The highest output power achieved was 4.5W, with an optical conversion efficiency of 33% and a slope efficiency of 40%.

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Output power versus P abs for the a-cut Yb : Lu V O 4 crystal.

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Fig. 2

Output power versus P abs for the c-cut Yb : Lu V O 4 crystal.

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Fig. 3

Variation with P abs of the output power ratio ( ξ ) between the two orthogonal polarizations along the [ 1 ¯ 10 ] and [110] directions.

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Fig. 4

Laser emission spectra of the two orthogonal polarization components recorded with output coupling T = 2 % : (a) [ 1 ¯ 10 ] , P abs = 4.8 W , P out = 0.02 W ; (b) [110], P abs = 4.8 W , P out = 1.04 W ; (c) [ 1 ¯ 10 ] , P abs = 7.2 W , P out = 0.28 W ; (d) [110], P abs = 7.2 W , P out = 1.64 W .

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