Abstract

We present the first demonstration of a Yb:CALGO thin-disk laser. In a slightly multimode configuration, we obtained up to 30W of average power at a slope efficiency of 40% and an optical-to-optical efficiency of 32%. With a single-mode cavity, an average power of 25W was achieved. A tuning range from 1018 to 1052nm could be demonstrated by inserting a prism into the cavity. In the Q-switched regime, we obtained 1mJ of pulse energy at a repetition rate of 100Hz.

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Boudeile, J.

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Doualan, J. L.

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Killi, A.

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D. Bauer, F. Schättiger, J. Kleinbauer, D. H. Sutter, A. Killi, and T. Dekorsy, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuC2.

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[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

A. Giesen and J. Speiser, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598 (2007).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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D. Bauer, F. Schättiger, J. Kleinbauer, D. H. Sutter, A. Killi, and T. Dekorsy, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuC2.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: M1, M2, M3, and M4, plane high-reflectivity mirrors; OC, flat output coupler; R1, R2, curve mirrors; TD, thin disk. Cavity dimensions: M1 to R1 and OC to R2, 48 cm ; R1 to TD, TD to M3, M4 to TD, and TD to R2, 41 cm ; M3 to M4, 23 cm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power characteristics with different OC. (Inset) Laser spectrum with the optimal OC.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of the crystal temperature with the pump power without (circles) and with (squares) laser operation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental laser tunability.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Laser spectrum in the Q-switched regime.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Evolution of output pulse energy and average power versus repetition rate.

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