Abstract

Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of the disordered Yb:NaGd(WO4)2 crystal is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber by diode end pumping. 2.05W of average output power at a pulse repetition frequency of 13.3kHz was obtained at an absorbed pump power of 7.7W, with a slope efficiency of 40%. The energy and duration of the generated laser pulse were 154μJ and 33ns, respectively, corresponding to a peak power of 4.67kW. In continuous-wave operation, the Yb:NaGd(WO4)2 laser yielded an output power of 5.5W with an optical–optical efficiency of 51%.

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Au, J. A.

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C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
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C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
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Griebner, U.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
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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]

Huber, G.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
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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]

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J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
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Lagatsky, A. A.

Lichtenstein, N.

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J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
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C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, Opt. Express 12, 5362 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Massons, J.

Mateos, X.

Mikhailov, V. P.

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).
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J. Johannsen, M. Mond, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, and C. Dupré, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB44.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Paschotta, R.

Pasiskevicius, V.

J. E. Hellström, S. Bjurshagen, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Liu, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, Appl. Phys. B 83, 235 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MA4.

Peters, R.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MA4.

Petrov, V.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Hellström, S. Bjurshagen, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Liu, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, Appl. Phys. B 83, 235 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Zhang, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 30, 2427 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Griebner, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, M. Zorn, G. Erbert, M. Weyers, X. Mateos, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, and F. Díaz, Opt. Express 13, 3465 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, Opt. Express 12, 5362 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rico, M.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, Opt. Express 12, 5362 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rivier, S.

Rytz, D.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Johannsen, M. Mond, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, and C. Dupré, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB44.

Serrano, M. D.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, Opt. Express 12, 5362 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Sibbett, W.

Spühler, G. J.

Wang, J.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Zhang, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 30, 2427 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weiss, S.

Weyers, M.

Xia, H.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yu, Y.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zaldo, C.

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, Opt. Express 12, 5362 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zayhowski, J. J.

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

Zhang, H.

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, H. Zhang, J. Zhang, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 30, 2427 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, J.

Zorn, M.

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]

J. E. Hellström, S. Bjurshagen, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Liu, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, Appl. Phys. B 83, 235 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

J. Phys. D (1)

J. Fan, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Ling, H. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Yu, Q. Lu, and M. Jiang, J. Phys. D 39, 1034 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

C. Cascales, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Zaldo, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, C. Dupré, M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 174114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

J. Johannsen, M. Mond, K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Ackermann, D. Rytz, and C. Dupré, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB44.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MA4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Continuous-wave output power versus absorbed pump power for different output couplings.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output power in the Q-switched regime as a function of absorbed pump power for T = 10 % .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Typical pulse profile of the Q-switched Yb : NaGdW laser, recorded at P abs = 5.6 W .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Comparison of the emission spectra generated in the Q-switched and cw regimes.

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