Abstract

An efficient diode-pumped Yb:Y3Ga5O12 (Yb:YGG) laser was demonstrated by using a high-quality Yb:YGG crystal grown by the optical floating zone method. Continuous-wave laser power up to 2.65W had been obtained under an incident pump power of 6.71W at 970nm, corresponding to an optical-to-optical efficiency of 39.5% and maximum slope efficiency of 84.5%. A modeling calculation of the Yb:YGG laser was also performed, and the theoretical results were consistent with the experimental results.

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J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091114 (2006).
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[CrossRef]

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C. Stewen, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and K. Contag, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2000), paper MA5.

Ledoux, G.

I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, Opt. Mater. 24, 267 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Li, D.

Liu, J.

Marcos, H. M.

J. E. Geusic, H. M. Marcos, and L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 4, 182 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V.

A. Lagatsky, N. Kuleshov, and V. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, Opt. Mater. 24, 267 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, Opt. Mater. 24, 267 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Risk, W. P.

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J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Singley, J.

Spassky, D.

I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, Opt. Mater. 24, 267 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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C. Stewen, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and K. Contag, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2000), paper MA5.

Sumida, D. S.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, and R. Hutcheson, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B.Chai, S.Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper YL5.

Ueda, K.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Van Uitert, L. G.

J. E. Geusic, H. M. Marcos, and L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 4, 182 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

Wang, Z.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Z.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wermuth, M.

S. Heer, M. Wermuth, K. Krämer, and H. U. Güdel, Phys. Rev. B 65, 125112 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wu, K.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, B. Zhou, C. Xu, Y. Zou, D. Li, Z. Zhang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 3316 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, C.

Yagi, H.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yanagitani, T.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yao, B.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, B. Zhou, C. Xu, Y. Zou, D. Li, Z. Zhang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 3316 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu,

Yu, H.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

Zhang, X.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, B. Zhou, C. Xu, Y. Zou, D. Li, Z. Zhang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 3316 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, Z.

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, B. Zhou, C. Xu, Y. Zou, D. Li, Z. Zhang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, and J. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 3316 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhou, B.

Zou, Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. E. Geusic, H. M. Marcos, and L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 4, 182 (1964).
[CrossRef]

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1689 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Lagatsky, N. Kuleshov, and V. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Mater. (2)

I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, Opt. Mater. 24, 267 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Chenais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, Opt. Mater. 22, 99 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (2)

P. A. Giesting and A. M. Hofmeister, Phys. Rev. B 65, 144305 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Heer, M. Wermuth, K. Krämer, and H. U. Güdel, Phys. Rev. B 65, 125112 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

C. Stewen, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and K. Contag, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2000), paper MA5.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, and R. Hutcheson, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B.Chai, S.Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper YL5.

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the Yb:YGG laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Relationship between output power and incident pump power.

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Fig. 3

Measurements of beam width versus position for a given run.

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Fig. 4

Emission spectra of the Yb:YGG laser for different couplers under 6.71 W pumping.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Relevant energy levels of Yb 3 + ion in Yb:YGG crystal.

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Table 1 Pertinent Parameters for Yb:YGG Crystal

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F = 1 + B f S ln ( 1 + f S ) f 0 exp [ ( a 2 + 1 ) x ] [ 1 + f S exp ( a 2 x ) ] d x ,

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