Abstract

We present the first demonstration of a 792 nm diode-pumped Tm3+:LiLuF4 thin-disk laser operation around 1.9 μm. In multimode configuration, up to 21 W of output power and a maximal slope efficiency of 49% with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 40% was demonstrated. A tuning range from 1899 nm to 1927 nm could be achieved by inserting an etalon into the cavity.

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2012 (1)

2008 (1)

F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 1076 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

2006 (1)

M. Schellhorn, Appl. Phys. B 85, 549 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Aguilo, M.

Beil, K.

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

Berner, N.

N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

Carvajal, J. J.

Coluccelli, N.

Cornacchia, F.

Diaz, F.

Diening, A.

N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

Fredrich-Thornton, S.

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

Fuhrberg, P.

M. Schellhorn, Ph. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB14.

Galzerano, G.

Giesen, A.

A. Giesen and J. Speiser, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598 (2007).
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N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

Griebner, U.

Heumann, E.

N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

Huber, G.

N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

M. Schellhorn, Ph. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB14.

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

Karszewski, M.

N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

Koopmann, Ph.

M. Schellhorn, Ph. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB14.

Krankel, C.

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

Laporta, P.

Mateos, X.

Parisi, D.

F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 1076 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, P. Laporta, F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, Opt. Lett. 32, 2040 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

Petermann, K.

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

M. Schellhorn, Ph. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB14.

Petrov, V.

Pujol, M. C.

Schellhorn, M.

M. Schellhorn, Appl. Phys. B 85, 549 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Schellhorn, Ph. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB14.

Scholle, K.

M. Schellhorn, Ph. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB14.

Segura, M.

Speiser, J.

A. Giesen and J. Speiser, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 1076 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, P. Laporta, F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, Opt. Lett. 32, 2040 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

Vatnik, S.

Vedin, I.

Voss, A.

N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Schellhorn, Appl. Phys. B 85, 549 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 1076 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Giesen and J. Speiser, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (4)

S. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CWP7.

The HITRAN database, ftp://cfa-ftp.harvard.edu .

N. Berner, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, A. Voss, M. Karszewski, and A. Giesen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL) (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper MB3.

M. Schellhorn, Ph. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper ATuB14.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The power curves with the optical-to-optical efficiency for two tested disks and output couplers.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured laser lines and atmospheric transmission of 1 m propagation at rH=3% and T=300K [9].

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Transmission of the laser power through a polarizer after a single-pass reflection off the Tm3+:LiLuF4 disk.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Calculated back reflection to the pump diode after 24 and 32 passes through the Tm3+:LiLuF4 disk.

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Table 1. Input Parameter of the Back Reflection Calculation for the Pump Beam

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