Abstract

We present optical characterization and laser results achieved with single-crystal fibers directly grown by the micro-pulling-down technique. We investigate the spectroscopic and optical quality of the fiber, and we present the first laser results. We achieved a cw laser power of 10W at 1064nm for an incident pump power of 60W at 808nm and 360kW peak power for 12ns pulses at 1kHz in the Q-switched regime. It is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest laser power ever achieved with directly grown single-crystal fibers.

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P. Rudolph and T. Fukuda, Cryst. Res. Technol. 34, 13 (1999).
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[CrossRef]

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K. Lebbou, D. Perrodin, V. I. Chani, A. Brenier, and O. Tillement, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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P. Rudolph and T. Fukuda, Cryst. Res. Technol. 34, 13 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, and A. K. Cousins, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (1)

K. Lebbou, D. Perrodin, V. I. Chani, A. Brenier, and O. Tillement, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

V. I. Chani, A. Yoshikawa, Y. Kuwano, K. Hasegawa, and T. Fukuda, J. Cryst. Growth 204, 155 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mater. Res. Bull. (1)

V. I. Chani, A. Yoshikawa, Y. Kuwano, K. Inaba, K. Omote, and T. Fukuda, Mater. Res. Bull. 35, 1615 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Mater. Sci. Eng. B (1)

R. S. Feigelson, Mater. Sci. Eng. B 1, 67 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986), pp. 485-490.

V. B. Tsvetkov, G. A. Bufetova, D. A. Nikolaev, S. Ya. Rusanov, I. A. Shcherbakov, and A. A. Yakovlev, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, 2005 Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuC3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Emission spectrum of a Nd : YAG single-crystal fiber and a bulk crystal (resolution, 0.12 nm).

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Fig. 2

Wavefront deformation measured after (a) a bulk crystal and (b) a single-crystal fiber grown by μ PD ( λ = 633 nm ) .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental setup.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser efficiency in cw operation at 1064 nm .

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