Abstract

Growth, spectroscopic properties, and laser performance of Yb:SrF2 crystals have been investigated. In spatial multimode operation of a diode-pumped Yb:SrF2 laser a slope efficiency of 46% was measured. 180W output power with high beam quality at a pulse duration of 1.5ms was achieved by installing a mode cleaning aperture. A maximum average output power of 270mW and a tuning range of 73nm was observed.

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B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumpurova, and A. Chudnovskii, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 27, 1114 (1974).

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Dhellemmes, S.

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Druon, M. J. F.

Ehrt, D.

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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M. Falin, K. Gerasimov, V. Latypov, A. Leushin, H. Bill, and D. Lovy, J. Lumin. 102-103, 239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gaumé, R.

Georges, P.

Gerasimov, K.

M. Falin, K. Gerasimov, V. Latypov, A. Leushin, H. Bill, and D. Lovy, J. Lumin. 102-103, 239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

Haumesser, P.-H.

Hein, J.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Boedefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, in Lecture Notes in Physics, H.Schwoerer, J.Magill, and B.Beleites, eds. (Springer, 2006), pp. 47-66.
[CrossRef]

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 79, 555 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hellwing, M.

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hoenninger, C.

Jacquemet, M.

Kaluza, M.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Boedefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, in Lecture Notes in Physics, H.Schwoerer, J.Magill, and B.Beleites, eds. (Springer, 2006), pp. 47-66.
[CrossRef]

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B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumnurova, A. Chudnovskii, E. Kaplan, L. Puchkina, and V. Reiterov, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 30, 210 (1976).

Kisel, V.

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L. DeLoach, S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, and W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
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Kuleshov, N.

Kupchenko, M.

Kway, W.

L. DeLoach, S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, and W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A.

Larat, C.

Latypov, V.

M. Falin, K. Gerasimov, V. Latypov, A. Leushin, H. Bill, and D. Lovy, J. Lumin. 102-103, 239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Leushin, A.

M. Falin, K. Gerasimov, V. Latypov, A. Leushin, H. Bill, and D. Lovy, J. Lumin. 102-103, 239 (2003).
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Lovy, D.

M. Falin, K. Gerasimov, V. Latypov, A. Leushin, H. Bill, and D. Lovy, J. Lumin. 102-103, 239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lucca, A.

Matrosov, V.

Matrosova, T.

Ménard, V.

V. Petit, J. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, Appl. Phys. B 78, 681 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumnurova, A. Chudnovskii, E. Kaplan, L. Puchkina, and V. Reiterov, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 30, 210 (1976).

B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumpurova, and A. Chudnovskii, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 27, 1114 (1974).

Moncorgé, R.

Mougel, F.

Nickel, D.

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M. Niemz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1181 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Paunescu, G.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 79, 555 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S.

L. DeLoach, S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, and W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Pelenc, D.

Petit, V.

V. Petit, J. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, Appl. Phys. B 78, 681 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Podleska, S.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Boedefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, in Lecture Notes in Physics, H.Schwoerer, J.Magill, and B.Beleites, eds. (Springer, 2006), pp. 47-66.
[CrossRef]

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Raybaut, P.

Reiterov, V.

B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumnurova, A. Chudnovskii, E. Kaplan, L. Puchkina, and V. Reiterov, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 30, 210 (1976).

Salin, F.

Sarmani, A.

Sauerbrey, R.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Boedefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, in Lecture Notes in Physics, H.Schwoerer, J.Magill, and B.Beleites, eds. (Springer, 2006), pp. 47-66.
[CrossRef]

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 79, 555 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Seiranian, K.

B. Sobolev and K. Seiranian, J. Solid State Chem. 39, 337 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Selivanov, A.

Sibbett, W.

Siebold, M.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Boedefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, in Lecture Notes in Physics, H.Schwoerer, J.Magill, and B.Beleites, eds. (Springer, 2006), pp. 47-66.
[CrossRef]

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A.

A. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).

Smith, L.

L. DeLoach, S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, and W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sobolev, B.

B. Sobolev and K. Seiranian, J. Solid State Chem. 39, 337 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Stolzenburg, C.

Thibault, F.

Troshin, K. Y. A.E.

Tumnurova, V.

B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumnurova, A. Chudnovskii, E. Kaplan, L. Puchkina, and V. Reiterov, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 30, 210 (1976).

Tumpurova, V.

B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumpurova, and A. Chudnovskii, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 27, 1114 (1974).

Viana, B.

Vivien, D.

Wintzer, W.

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zaouter, Y.

Appl. Phys. B

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 79, 555 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Hein, S. Podleska, M. Siebold, M. Hellwing, R. Bödefeld, R. Sauerbrey, D. Ehrt, and W. Wintzer, Appl. Phys. B 79, 419 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Petit, J. Doualan, P. Camy, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, Appl. Phys. B 78, 681 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

M. Niemz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1181 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

L. DeLoach, S. Payne, L. Chase, L. Smith, W. Kway, and W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys.

B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumpurova, and A. Chudnovskii, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 27, 1114 (1974).

B. Mogilevskii, V. Tumnurova, A. Chudnovskii, E. Kaplan, L. Puchkina, and V. Reiterov, J. Eng. Phys. Thermophys. 30, 210 (1976).

J. Lumin.

M. Falin, K. Gerasimov, V. Latypov, A. Leushin, H. Bill, and D. Lovy, J. Lumin. 102-103, 239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Solid State Chem.

B. Sobolev and K. Seiranian, J. Solid State Chem. 39, 337 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

A. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).

W. F. Krupke, in Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, St. Andrews, D.Finlayson and B.Sinclair, eds. (Institute of Physics, 1999), pp. 117-140.

J. Hein, M. Kaluza, R. Boedefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, and R. Sauerbrey, in Lecture Notes in Physics, H.Schwoerer, J.Magill, and B.Beleites, eds. (Springer, 2006), pp. 47-66.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption and emission cross section (reciprocity method) of Yb : SrF 2 . Inset: electronic level scheme of Yb 3 + with characteristic Stark splitting in SrF 2 [18].

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup: L1, cylindrical lens ( f = 115 mm ) ; spherical L2 achromatic lens ( f = 75 mm ) ; M1, dichroic flat mirror (HR 1020 1060 nm ; AR 930 950 nm ); TFP, thin-film polarizer; λ 4 quarter-wave plate; P, pinhole for spatial mode cleaning; M2 and M3 concave mirrors (radius of curvature 3000 mm ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power versus incident power for multimode and TEM 00 operation. The quasi-cw power was calculated from the average power assuming a duty cycle of 0.15% and the absorbed pump power is measured without laser operation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tuning range of Yb : SrF 2 laser with SF10 prism inside the optical resonator.

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I min σ a ( λ l ) σ e ( λ l ) I sat , a = h c λ p τ σ e ( λ l ) .

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