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Advanced Solid State Lasers
Boston, Massachusetts United States
January 31, 1999
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Spectral properties and infrared laser performance of diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4

Pu Wang, Judith M. Dawes, Peter Dekker, and James A. Piper

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ASSL.1999.PD12


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Abstract

Infrared laser performance of the novel laser crystal Yb:YAl3(BO3)4, pumped by a 1.6W fibre-coupled 975nm diode, is reported. The maximum output power at 1040nm was 654mW and the threshold 123mW. Slope efficiencies as high as 71% and optical-optical conversion efficiencies of 53% were obtained. The spectral and laser properties of this crystal are comparable with other ytterbium laser materials including Yb:YAG.

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

Citation
P. Wang, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper, "Spectral properties and infrared laser performance of diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4," in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper PD12.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ASSL-1999-PD12


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