Abstract

We present the spectroscopic characterization and laser operation of a 2%at. Yb doped Gd3(Al0.5Ga0.5)5O12 (Yb:GAGG) crystal, grown with the Czochralski method. We determined the absorption and the emission spectrum, the upper level lifetime, and the thermal conductivity. The internal disordered structure determines a significant broadening of the emission band (12.1 nm FWHM) with respect to the parent composition Yb:GGG (8 nm FWHM). The laser performances were evaluated on an end pumped cavity, using a CW semiconductor laser as the pump source. We obtained a maximum slope efficiency of 60.8% and an optical to optical efficiency of 46.0%, with a maximum output power of 4 W, limited only by the available pump power. The tuning range extends from 995 nm to 1050 nm. To our knowledge this is the first spectroscopic investigation and the first assessment of the laser performance of an Yb:GAGG crystal with this composition (i.e. Al/Ga balance = 0.5/0.5).

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2016 (5)

G. Toci, A. Pirri, J. Li, T. Xie, Y. Pan, V. Babin, A. Beitlerova, M. Nikl, and M. Vannini, “First laser emission of Yb0.15:(Lu0.5Y0.5)3Al5O12 ceramics,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9611–9616 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Pirri, G. Toci, J. Li, T. Xie, Y. Pan, V. Babin, A. Beitlerova, M. Nikl, and M. Vannini, “Spectroscopic and laser characterization of Yb0.15:(LuxY1-x)3Al5O12 ceramics with different Lu/Y balance,” Opt. Express 24(16), 17832–17842 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, T. Niedzwiedzki, M. Glowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with holmium and ytterbium,” J. All. Comp. 656, 573–580 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Niedźwiedzki, W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, M. Głowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with erbium and ytterbium,” J. Lumin. 177, 219–227 (2016).
[Crossref]

2015 (3)

F. Lou, Z. T. Jia, J. L. He, R. W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. W. Wang, S. D. Liu, B.-T. Zhang, and C. M. Dong, “Efficient High-Peak-Power Wavelength-Switchable Femtosecond Yb:LGGG Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(4), 407–410 (2015).
[Crossref]

F. Wang, Z. Qin, G. Xie, P. Yuan, L. Qian, X. Xu, and J. Xu, “8.5 W mode-locked Yb:Lu1.5Y1.5Al5O12 laser with master oscillator power amplifiers,” Appl. Opt. 54(5), 1041–1045 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Zhao, B. Zhang, Z. Jia, X. Su, F. Lou, H. Zhang, J. He, and F. Liu, “Efficient tri-wavelength actively Q-switched Yb:GAGG laser,” Opt. Mater. 39, 265–268 (2015).
[Crossref]

2013 (2)

B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, Y. B. Li, S. D. Liu, Z. W. Wang, R. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, and X. T. Tao, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(8), 082702 (2013).
[Crossref]

F. Lou, L. Cui, Y. B. Li, J. Hou, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, J. Q. Liu, B. T. Zhang, K. J. Yang, Z. W. Wang, and X. T. Tao, “High-efficiency femtosecond Yb:Gd3Al0.5Ga4.5O12 mode-locked laser based on reduced graphene oxide,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4189–4192 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (3)

K. Kamada, T. Yanagida, T. Endo, K. Tsutumi, Y. Usuki, M. Nikl, Y. Fujimoto, A. Fukabori, and A. Yoshikawa, “2inch diameter single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Ce:Gd3Al2Ga3O12,” J. Cryst. Growth 352(1), 88–90 (2012).
[Crossref]

G. Toci, D. Alderighi, A. Pirri, and M. Vannini, “Lifetime measurements with the pinhole method in presence of radiation trapping: II—application to Yb3+ doped ceramics and crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 106(1), 73–79 (2012).
[Crossref]

G. Toci, “Lifetime measurements with the pinhole method in presence of radiation trapping: I—theoretical model,” Appl. Phys. B 106(1), 63–71 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (1)

D. W. Luo, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, H. Yang, W. D. Tan, Z. H. Cong, and D. Y. Tang, “Diode pumped and mode-locked Yb:GdYAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(10), 719–722 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (4)

2009 (1)

J. Zhang, X. T. Tao, C. M. Dong, Z. T. Jia, H. H. Yu, Y. Z. Zhang, Y. C. Zhi, and M. H. Jiang, “Crystal growth, optical properties, and CW laser operation at 1.06µm of Nd:GAGG crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(5), 355–358 (2009).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part 2: Concentration quenching analysis and laser optimization,” Opt. Mater. 28(1-2), 1–8 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (1)

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part I: Spectroscopic properties and assignment of energy levels,” Opt. Mater. 27(11), 1658–1663 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, “Absorption, emission spectrum properties, and efficient laser performances of Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(11), 1898–1900 (2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (2)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, “Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb: YAG,” Opt. Mater. 22(2), 99–106 (2003).
[Crossref]

R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “A simple model for the prediction of thermal conductivity in pure and doped insulating crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(7), 1355–1357 (2003).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

R. A. Young, A. Sakthivel, T. S. Moss, and C. O. Paiva-Santos, “DBWS −9411 – an upgrade of the DBWS *.* programs for Rietveld refinement with PC and mainframe computers,” J. Appl. Cryst. 28(3), 366–367 (1995).
[Crossref]

1988 (1)

Y. Kuwano, S. Saito, and U. Hase, “Crystal growth and optical properties of Nd:GGG,” J. Cryst. Growth 92(1-2), 17–22 (1988).
[Crossref]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Arcangeli, M. Tonelli, Z. Jia, and X. Tao, “Multi-wavelength Nd: GAGG picosecond laser,” Opt. Mater. 32(9), 1130–1133 (2010).
[Crossref]

Alderighi, D.

G. Toci, D. Alderighi, A. Pirri, and M. Vannini, “Lifetime measurements with the pinhole method in presence of radiation trapping: II—application to Yb3+ doped ceramics and crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 106(1), 73–79 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Alderighi, A. Pirri, G. Toci, and M. Vannini, “Tunability enhancement of Yb:YLF based laser,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2236–2241 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arcangeli, A.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Arcangeli, M. Tonelli, Z. Jia, and X. Tao, “Multi-wavelength Nd: GAGG picosecond laser,” Opt. Mater. 32(9), 1130–1133 (2010).
[Crossref]

Babin, V.

Balembois, F.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, “Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb: YAG,” Opt. Mater. 22(2), 99–106 (2003).
[Crossref]

Bartosiewicz, K.

W. Chewpraditkul, P. Bruza, D. Pánek, N. Pattanaboonmee, K. Wantong, W. Chewpraditkul, V. Babin, K. Bartosiewicz, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, and M. Nikl, “Optical and scintillation properties of Ce3+ -doped YGd2Al5-xGaxO12 (x=2,3,4) single crystal scintillators,” J. Lumin. 169, 43–50 (2016).
[Crossref]

Beil, K.

Beitlerova, A.

Berkowski, M.

W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, T. Niedzwiedzki, M. Glowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with holmium and ytterbium,” J. All. Comp. 656, 573–580 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Niedźwiedzki, W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, M. Głowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with erbium and ytterbium,” J. Lumin. 177, 219–227 (2016).
[Crossref]

Boulon, G.

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part 2: Concentration quenching analysis and laser optimization,” Opt. Mater. 28(1-2), 1–8 (2006).
[Crossref]

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part I: Spectroscopic properties and assignment of energy levels,” Opt. Mater. 27(11), 1658–1663 (2005).
[Crossref]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, “Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb: YAG,” Opt. Mater. 22(2), 99–106 (2003).
[Crossref]

Brenier, A.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, “Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb: YAG,” Opt. Mater. 22(2), 99–106 (2003).
[Crossref]

Bruza, P.

W. Chewpraditkul, P. Bruza, D. Pánek, N. Pattanaboonmee, K. Wantong, W. Chewpraditkul, V. Babin, K. Bartosiewicz, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, and M. Nikl, “Optical and scintillation properties of Ce3+ -doped YGd2Al5-xGaxO12 (x=2,3,4) single crystal scintillators,” J. Lumin. 169, 43–50 (2016).
[Crossref]

Canibano, H.

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part 2: Concentration quenching analysis and laser optimization,” Opt. Mater. 28(1-2), 1–8 (2006).
[Crossref]

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part I: Spectroscopic properties and assignment of energy levels,” Opt. Mater. 27(11), 1658–1663 (2005).
[Crossref]

Chénais, S.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, “Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb: YAG,” Opt. Mater. 22(2), 99–106 (2003).
[Crossref]

Chewpraditkul, W.

W. Chewpraditkul, P. Bruza, D. Pánek, N. Pattanaboonmee, K. Wantong, W. Chewpraditkul, V. Babin, K. Bartosiewicz, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, and M. Nikl, “Optical and scintillation properties of Ce3+ -doped YGd2Al5-xGaxO12 (x=2,3,4) single crystal scintillators,” J. Lumin. 169, 43–50 (2016).
[Crossref]

W. Chewpraditkul, P. Bruza, D. Pánek, N. Pattanaboonmee, K. Wantong, W. Chewpraditkul, V. Babin, K. Bartosiewicz, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, and M. Nikl, “Optical and scintillation properties of Ce3+ -doped YGd2Al5-xGaxO12 (x=2,3,4) single crystal scintillators,” J. Lumin. 169, 43–50 (2016).
[Crossref]

Cong, Z. H.

D. W. Luo, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, H. Yang, W. D. Tan, Z. H. Cong, and D. Y. Tang, “Diode pumped and mode-locked Yb:GdYAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(10), 719–722 (2011).
[Crossref]

Cui, L.

Dong, C. M.

F. Lou, Z. T. Jia, J. L. He, R. W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. W. Wang, S. D. Liu, B.-T. Zhang, and C. M. Dong, “Efficient High-Peak-Power Wavelength-Switchable Femtosecond Yb:LGGG Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(4), 407–410 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. Zhang, X. T. Tao, C. M. Dong, Z. T. Jia, H. H. Yu, Y. Z. Zhang, Y. C. Zhi, and M. H. Jiang, “Crystal growth, optical properties, and CW laser operation at 1.06µm of Nd:GAGG crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(5), 355–358 (2009).
[Crossref]

Druon, F.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, “Diode-pumped Yb:GGG laser: comparison with Yb: YAG,” Opt. Mater. 22(2), 99–106 (2003).
[Crossref]

Endo, T.

K. Kamada, T. Yanagida, T. Endo, K. Tsutumi, Y. Usuki, M. Nikl, Y. Fujimoto, A. Fukabori, and A. Yoshikawa, “2inch diameter single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Ce:Gd3Al2Ga3O12,” J. Cryst. Growth 352(1), 88–90 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fournier, D.

R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “A simple model for the prediction of thermal conductivity in pure and doped insulating crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(7), 1355–1357 (2003).
[Crossref]

Fredrich-Thornton, S. T.

Fujimoto, Y.

K. Kamada, T. Yanagida, T. Endo, K. Tsutumi, Y. Usuki, M. Nikl, Y. Fujimoto, A. Fukabori, and A. Yoshikawa, “2inch diameter single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Ce:Gd3Al2Ga3O12,” J. Cryst. Growth 352(1), 88–90 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fukabori, A.

K. Kamada, T. Yanagida, T. Endo, K. Tsutumi, Y. Usuki, M. Nikl, Y. Fujimoto, A. Fukabori, and A. Yoshikawa, “2inch diameter single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Ce:Gd3Al2Ga3O12,” J. Cryst. Growth 352(1), 88–90 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fukuda, T.

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part 2: Concentration quenching analysis and laser optimization,” Opt. Mater. 28(1-2), 1–8 (2006).
[Crossref]

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F. Lou, Z. T. Jia, J. L. He, R. W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. W. Wang, S. D. Liu, B.-T. Zhang, and C. M. Dong, “Efficient High-Peak-Power Wavelength-Switchable Femtosecond Yb:LGGG Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(4), 407–410 (2015).
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F. Lou, L. Cui, Y. B. Li, J. Hou, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, J. Q. Liu, B. T. Zhang, K. J. Yang, Z. W. Wang, and X. T. Tao, “High-efficiency femtosecond Yb:Gd3Al0.5Ga4.5O12 mode-locked laser based on reduced graphene oxide,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4189–4192 (2013).
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Ikesue, A.

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R. Zhao, B. Zhang, Z. Jia, X. Su, F. Lou, H. Zhang, J. He, and F. Liu, “Efficient tri-wavelength actively Q-switched Yb:GAGG laser,” Opt. Mater. 39, 265–268 (2015).
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A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Arcangeli, M. Tonelli, Z. Jia, and X. Tao, “Multi-wavelength Nd: GAGG picosecond laser,” Opt. Mater. 32(9), 1130–1133 (2010).
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F. Lou, Z. T. Jia, J. L. He, R. W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. W. Wang, S. D. Liu, B.-T. Zhang, and C. M. Dong, “Efficient High-Peak-Power Wavelength-Switchable Femtosecond Yb:LGGG Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(4), 407–410 (2015).
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B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, Y. B. Li, S. D. Liu, Z. W. Wang, R. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, and X. T. Tao, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(8), 082702 (2013).
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F. Lou, L. Cui, Y. B. Li, J. Hou, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, J. Q. Liu, B. T. Zhang, K. J. Yang, Z. W. Wang, and X. T. Tao, “High-efficiency femtosecond Yb:Gd3Al0.5Ga4.5O12 mode-locked laser based on reduced graphene oxide,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4189–4192 (2013).
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J. Zhang, X. T. Tao, C. M. Dong, Z. T. Jia, H. H. Yu, Y. Z. Zhang, Y. C. Zhi, and M. H. Jiang, “Crystal growth, optical properties, and CW laser operation at 1.06µm of Nd:GAGG crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(5), 355–358 (2009).
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Komar, J.

T. Niedźwiedzki, W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, M. Głowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with erbium and ytterbium,” J. Lumin. 177, 219–227 (2016).
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W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, T. Niedzwiedzki, M. Glowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with holmium and ytterbium,” J. All. Comp. 656, 573–580 (2016).
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Kühn, H.

Kurokawa, H.

Kuwano, Y.

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Li, Y. B.

F. Lou, L. Cui, Y. B. Li, J. Hou, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, J. Q. Liu, B. T. Zhang, K. J. Yang, Z. W. Wang, and X. T. Tao, “High-efficiency femtosecond Yb:Gd3Al0.5Ga4.5O12 mode-locked laser based on reduced graphene oxide,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4189–4192 (2013).
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B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, Y. B. Li, S. D. Liu, Z. W. Wang, R. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, and X. T. Tao, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(8), 082702 (2013).
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R. Zhao, B. Zhang, Z. Jia, X. Su, F. Lou, H. Zhang, J. He, and F. Liu, “Efficient tri-wavelength actively Q-switched Yb:GAGG laser,” Opt. Mater. 39, 265–268 (2015).
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Liu, J. Q.

Liu, S. D.

F. Lou, Z. T. Jia, J. L. He, R. W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. W. Wang, S. D. Liu, B.-T. Zhang, and C. M. Dong, “Efficient High-Peak-Power Wavelength-Switchable Femtosecond Yb:LGGG Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(4), 407–410 (2015).
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B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, Y. B. Li, S. D. Liu, Z. W. Wang, R. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, and X. T. Tao, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(8), 082702 (2013).
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Liu, X. M.

B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, Y. B. Li, S. D. Liu, Z. W. Wang, R. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, and X. T. Tao, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(8), 082702 (2013).
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F. Lou, Z. T. Jia, J. L. He, R. W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. W. Wang, S. D. Liu, B.-T. Zhang, and C. M. Dong, “Efficient High-Peak-Power Wavelength-Switchable Femtosecond Yb:LGGG Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(4), 407–410 (2015).
[Crossref]

R. Zhao, B. Zhang, Z. Jia, X. Su, F. Lou, H. Zhang, J. He, and F. Liu, “Efficient tri-wavelength actively Q-switched Yb:GAGG laser,” Opt. Mater. 39, 265–268 (2015).
[Crossref]

F. Lou, L. Cui, Y. B. Li, J. Hou, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, J. Q. Liu, B. T. Zhang, K. J. Yang, Z. W. Wang, and X. T. Tao, “High-efficiency femtosecond Yb:Gd3Al0.5Ga4.5O12 mode-locked laser based on reduced graphene oxide,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4189–4192 (2013).
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D. W. Luo, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, H. Yang, W. D. Tan, Z. H. Cong, and D. Y. Tang, “Diode pumped and mode-locked Yb:GdYAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(10), 719–722 (2011).
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W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, T. Niedzwiedzki, M. Glowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with holmium and ytterbium,” J. All. Comp. 656, 573–580 (2016).
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T. Niedźwiedzki, W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, M. Głowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with erbium and ytterbium,” J. Lumin. 177, 219–227 (2016).
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W. Chewpraditkul, P. Bruza, D. Pánek, N. Pattanaboonmee, K. Wantong, W. Chewpraditkul, V. Babin, K. Bartosiewicz, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, and M. Nikl, “Optical and scintillation properties of Ce3+ -doped YGd2Al5-xGaxO12 (x=2,3,4) single crystal scintillators,” J. Lumin. 169, 43–50 (2016).
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Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part 2: Concentration quenching analysis and laser optimization,” Opt. Mater. 28(1-2), 1–8 (2006).
[Crossref]

Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, C. Goutaudier, A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda, and G. Boulon, “Yb3+-doped Gd3Ga5O12 garnet single crystals grown by the micro-pulling down technique for laser application. Part I: Spectroscopic properties and assignment of energy levels,” Opt. Mater. 27(11), 1658–1663 (2005).
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R. A. Young, A. Sakthivel, T. S. Moss, and C. O. Paiva-Santos, “DBWS −9411 – an upgrade of the DBWS *.* programs for Rietveld refinement with PC and mainframe computers,” J. Appl. Cryst. 28(3), 366–367 (1995).
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Pánek, D.

W. Chewpraditkul, P. Bruza, D. Pánek, N. Pattanaboonmee, K. Wantong, W. Chewpraditkul, V. Babin, K. Bartosiewicz, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, and M. Nikl, “Optical and scintillation properties of Ce3+ -doped YGd2Al5-xGaxO12 (x=2,3,4) single crystal scintillators,” J. Lumin. 169, 43–50 (2016).
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W. Chewpraditkul, P. Bruza, D. Pánek, N. Pattanaboonmee, K. Wantong, W. Chewpraditkul, V. Babin, K. Bartosiewicz, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, and M. Nikl, “Optical and scintillation properties of Ce3+ -doped YGd2Al5-xGaxO12 (x=2,3,4) single crystal scintillators,” J. Lumin. 169, 43–50 (2016).
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Peters, R.

Pirri, A.

Pirzio, F.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Arcangeli, M. Tonelli, Z. Jia, and X. Tao, “Multi-wavelength Nd: GAGG picosecond laser,” Opt. Mater. 32(9), 1130–1133 (2010).
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Qian, L.

Qin, X. P.

D. W. Luo, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, H. Yang, W. D. Tan, Z. H. Cong, and D. Y. Tang, “Diode pumped and mode-locked Yb:GdYAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(10), 719–722 (2011).
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Qin, Z.

Reali, G.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Arcangeli, M. Tonelli, Z. Jia, and X. Tao, “Multi-wavelength Nd: GAGG picosecond laser,” Opt. Mater. 32(9), 1130–1133 (2010).
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R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “A simple model for the prediction of thermal conductivity in pure and doped insulating crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(7), 1355–1357 (2003).
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W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, T. Niedzwiedzki, M. Glowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with holmium and ytterbium,” J. All. Comp. 656, 573–580 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Niedźwiedzki, W. Ryba-Romanowski, J. Komar, M. Głowacki, and M. Berkowski, “Excited state relaxation dynamics and up-conversion phenomena in Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12 single crystals co-doped with erbium and ytterbium,” J. Lumin. 177, 219–227 (2016).
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J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, “Absorption, emission spectrum properties, and efficient laser performances of Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(11), 1898–1900 (2004).
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Y. Kuwano, S. Saito, and U. Hase, “Crystal growth and optical properties of Nd:GGG,” J. Cryst. Growth 92(1-2), 17–22 (1988).
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J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, “Absorption, emission spectrum properties, and efficient laser performances of Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(11), 1898–1900 (2004).
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Su, X.

R. Zhao, B. Zhang, Z. Jia, X. Su, F. Lou, H. Zhang, J. He, and F. Liu, “Efficient tri-wavelength actively Q-switched Yb:GAGG laser,” Opt. Mater. 39, 265–268 (2015).
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J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, “Absorption, emission spectrum properties, and efficient laser performances of Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(11), 1898–1900 (2004).
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D. W. Luo, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, H. Yang, W. D. Tan, Z. H. Cong, and D. Y. Tang, “Diode pumped and mode-locked Yb:GdYAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(10), 719–722 (2011).
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Tang, D. Y.

D. W. Luo, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. P. Qin, H. Yang, W. D. Tan, Z. H. Cong, and D. Y. Tang, “Diode pumped and mode-locked Yb:GdYAG ceramic lasers,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(10), 719–722 (2011).
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Tao, X.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Arcangeli, M. Tonelli, Z. Jia, and X. Tao, “Multi-wavelength Nd: GAGG picosecond laser,” Opt. Mater. 32(9), 1130–1133 (2010).
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Tao, X. T.

B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, Y. B. Li, S. D. Liu, Z. W. Wang, R. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, and X. T. Tao, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(8), 082702 (2013).
[Crossref]

F. Lou, L. Cui, Y. B. Li, J. Hou, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, J. Q. Liu, B. T. Zhang, K. J. Yang, Z. W. Wang, and X. T. Tao, “High-efficiency femtosecond Yb:Gd3Al0.5Ga4.5O12 mode-locked laser based on reduced graphene oxide,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4189–4192 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Zhang, X. T. Tao, C. M. Dong, Z. T. Jia, H. H. Yu, Y. Z. Zhang, Y. C. Zhi, and M. H. Jiang, “Crystal growth, optical properties, and CW laser operation at 1.06µm of Nd:GAGG crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(5), 355–358 (2009).
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Toci, G.

Tokurakawa, M.

Tonelli, M.

A. Agnesi, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Arcangeli, M. Tonelli, Z. Jia, and X. Tao, “Multi-wavelength Nd: GAGG picosecond laser,” Opt. Mater. 32(9), 1130–1133 (2010).
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Tsutumi, K.

K. Kamada, T. Yanagida, T. Endo, K. Tsutumi, Y. Usuki, M. Nikl, Y. Fujimoto, A. Fukabori, and A. Yoshikawa, “2inch diameter single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Ce:Gd3Al2Ga3O12,” J. Cryst. Growth 352(1), 88–90 (2012).
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Ueda, K.

Usuki, Y.

K. Kamada, T. Yanagida, T. Endo, K. Tsutumi, Y. Usuki, M. Nikl, Y. Fujimoto, A. Fukabori, and A. Yoshikawa, “2inch diameter single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Ce:Gd3Al2Ga3O12,” J. Cryst. Growth 352(1), 88–90 (2012).
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Viana, B.

R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “A simple model for the prediction of thermal conductivity in pure and doped insulating crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(7), 1355–1357 (2003).
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R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “A simple model for the prediction of thermal conductivity in pure and doped insulating crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(7), 1355–1357 (2003).
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Wang, R. H.

B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, Z. T. Jia, Y. B. Li, S. D. Liu, Z. W. Wang, R. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, and X. T. Tao, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Express 6(8), 082702 (2013).
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Wang, Z. W.

F. Lou, Z. T. Jia, J. L. He, R. W. Zhao, J. Hou, Z. W. Wang, S. D. Liu, B.-T. Zhang, and C. M. Dong, “Efficient High-Peak-Power Wavelength-Switchable Femtosecond Yb:LGGG Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(4), 407–410 (2015).
[Crossref]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Photograph of the as-grown crystal.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 X-ray rocking curve for the (400) reflection recorded for the crystal sample (a) and 2Θ scan curve. Black squares: experimental data; red line: Gaussian fit (b).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Lattice constant as a function of the Ga content for GAG, GGG (data from JCPDS Card No. 13-0493 and No. 32-0383 respectively) and from our sample. The solid line is the linear interpolation between GAG and GGG.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Absorption and emission cross section spectra of the Yb3+ 2F7/2-2F5/2 transition at room temperature (a) and absorption spectrum at 5 K (b).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Laser cavity. EM: end mirror (flat); FM: folding mirror (spherical, radius of curvature 100 mm); OC: output coupler (flat); C denotes the lasing material. M: auxiliary power meter. The inset on the right shows the arrangement for the tunable cavity.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Output power vs. absorbed pump power obtained with several OCs with different transmission T (a). Output power vs. wavelength obtained with the tunable cavity (b).

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Table 1 Emission parameters for several OC transmission T. λ: wavelength; Pmax: max. output power; ηS, ηO: slope and optical-to-optical conversion efficiency.

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