Abstract

Efficient laser operation is demonstrated at room temperature with a new Yb:Lu3Ga5O12 garnet crystal. A continuous-wave output power of 5.36 W is generated at a center oscillation wavelength of 1041 nm, with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 51% and the slope efficiency of 63%. In passively Q-switched operation, the maximum average output power reaches 4.0 W (center wavelength of 1034 nm) at a repetition rate of 71 kHz, with optical-to-optical and slope efficiencies measured to be 40% and 50%, respectively. Laser pulses of 26 ns duration are generated with a pulse energy of 91 μJ and peak power of 3.5 kW.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Absorption coefficient versus wavelength measured at room temperature.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Continuous-wave output power versus Pabs for different output couplings.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Average output power versus Pabs for (a) R2=25mm and (b) R2=50mm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Pulse profile measured at Pabs=6.2W for the case of R2=25mm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Emission spectra measured at Pabs=1.72W for cw and Q-switched operations.

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