Yb:YCOB is a potential material for short-pulse-generation at high output-powers. A thin-disk-laser with 20.1W output-power at 50% optical-to-optical-efficiency, a slope-efficiency of 60% and a wide tuning range is demonstrated as a step towards this aim.
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C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, "Efficient cw Thin Disk Laser Operation of Yb:Ca<sup>4</sup>YO(BO<sup>3</sup>)<sup>3</sup>with 20 W Output Power," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MF5.
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