Abstract

Yb:LuAG ceramic is very promising for thin-disk laser and amplifier architectures since it exhibits a higher thermal conductivity at high doping concentrations and a larger emission cross section than Yb:YAG. In this Letter, we present what we believe to be the first demonstration of a thin-disk laser based on Yb:LuAG ceramic. A maximum output power of 101 W with an optical efficiency of 56% and a slope efficiency of 64% was obtained with a multimode laser resonator. Fundamental-mode laser operation with near diffraction limited beam quality (M21.22) was also achieved. The fundamental-mode laser resonator showed the output power of 49 W, an optical efficiency of 31%, and a slope efficiency of 44%. A linearly polarized output beam was demonstrated in multimode operation using an intracavity Brewster window. The depolarization loss was measured to be as low as 0.15% per round trip.

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Szewczyk, A.

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B. Weichelt, A. Voss, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, Opt. Lett. 37, 3045 (2012).
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[CrossRef]

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G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vylegzhanin, and A. A. Kaminskii, Sov. Phys. JETP 42, 440 (1976).

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M. E. Wieser and T. B. Coplen, Pure Appl. Chem. 83, 356 (2011).

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A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
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C. W. Xu, D. W. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Yang, X. P. Qin, W. D. Tan, and D. Y. Tang, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 30 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, Opt. Express 20, 15385 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, and G. Huber, Opt. Express 20, 10847 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Sh. Akchurin, R. V. Gainutdinov, I. I. Kupenko, H. Yagi, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, and A. A. Kaminskii, Doklady Phys. 56, 589 (2011).

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T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and M. Ichikawa, “Production of yttrium aluminum garnet fine powder,” Japan patent3,798,482 (September24, 1996).

Yamasaki, Y.

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and Y. Yamasaki, “Production of yttrium aluminum garnet fine powder,” Japan patent3,692,188 (September24, 1996).

Yanagitani, T.

M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, and G. Huber, Opt. Express 20, 10847 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, Opt. Express 20, 15385 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and Y. Yamasaki, “Production of yttrium aluminum garnet fine powder,” Japan patent3,692,188 (September24, 1996).

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and M. Ichikawa, “Production of yttrium aluminum garnet fine powder,” Japan patent3,798,482 (September24, 1996).

Yang, H.

C. W. Xu, D. W. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Yang, X. P. Qin, W. D. Tan, and D. Y. Tang, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 30 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

C. W. Xu, D. W. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Yang, X. P. Qin, W. D. Tan, and D. Y. Tang, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 30 (2012).
[CrossRef]

AIP Proc. (1)

W. P. Latham, A. Lobad, T. C. Newell, and D. Stalnaker, AIP Proc. 1278, 758 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 102, 509 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Doklady Phys. (1)

M. Sh. Akchurin, R. V. Gainutdinov, I. I. Kupenko, H. Yagi, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, and A. A. Kaminskii, Doklady Phys. 56, 589 (2011).

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

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

C. W. Xu, D. W. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Yang, X. P. Qin, W. D. Tan, and D. Y. Tang, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 30 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (7)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Pure Appl. Chem. (1)

M. E. Wieser and T. B. Coplen, Pure Appl. Chem. 83, 356 (2011).

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vylegzhanin, and A. A. Kaminskii, Sov. Phys. JETP 42, 440 (1976).

Other (3)

S. T. Fedrich-Thornton, C. Hirt, F. Tellkamp, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WB13.

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and M. Ichikawa, “Production of yttrium aluminum garnet fine powder,” Japan patent3,798,482 (September24, 1996).

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and Y. Yamasaki, “Production of yttrium aluminum garnet fine powder,” Japan patent3,692,188 (September24, 1996).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematics of the (a) multimode resonator and (b) fundamental-mode resonator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Laser performance of the multimode resonator.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

M2 values as a function of the pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Extinction ratio recorded in the multimode resonator with Brewster plate.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Laser performance of the fundamental-mode resonator.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured beam diameter versus position of the scanning slit beam profiler for the x and y directions at maximum output power of 49 W. Inset: measured beam profile.

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