Abstract

We present the experimental investigations of different designs of resonant waveguide-grating (RWG) mirrors, used as intracavity folding mirrors in an Yb:YAG thin-disk laser (TDL). The investigation was focused on the rise of the surface temperature due to the coupling of the incident radiation to a waveguide mode as well as on laser efficiency, polarization, and wavelength selectivity. It was found that the damage threshold and efficiency can be increased significantly with a proper design of the structure in comparison to the simplest design with a single waveguide layer. So far, the presented RWG allow the generation of linear polarization with a narrow spectral linewidth down to 25 pm FWHM in a fundamental mode Yb:YAG TDL. Damage thresholds of 60kW/cm2 have been reached where only 63 K of surface temperature increase was observed. This showed that the improved mirrors are suitable for the generation of kW-class narrow linewidth, linearly polarized Yb:YAG TDL.

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Moormann, C.

Osten, W.

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Pruss, C.

Rabady, R.

Reynaud, S.

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[CrossRef]

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V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, N. M. Lyndin, O. Parriaux, Sens. Actuators B 39, 360 (1997).

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[CrossRef]

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Tonchev, S.

Tünnermann, A.

Vogel, M. M.

Voss, A.

Weichelt, B.

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[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

I. D. Avrutsky, V. A. Sychugov, J. Mod. Opt. 36, 1527 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (3)

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A. V. Tishchenko, V. A. Sychugov, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 1027 (2000).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Structure of the RWG discussed in [8] and (b)–(d) the different designs studied in this work.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Calculated and measurement spectra of the investigated RWGs.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) 2D scan and (b) cross section for different angles of incidence (AOI) and resonance wavelengths. The red and orange curves show the correlation between wavelength and AOI for the reflectivity peaks and their values.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Laser resonator and beam radius.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) and (d) characteristic curves; (b) and (e) RGW temperatures versus pump power density; (c) and (f) emission spectra obtained in the laser experiments (details see text).

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