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Advanced Solid-State Photonics
Denver, Colorado United States
February 1-4, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-864-3
Student Poster Session: Poster Session II (TuB)

Degradation of Laser Performance in Yb-Doped Oxide Thin-Disk Lasers at High Inversion Densities

Susanne T. Fredrich-Thornton, Rigo Peters, Klaus Petermann, and Guenter Huber

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ASSP.2009.TuB18


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Abstract

Inversion dependent losses have been observed in Yb:Lu2O3and Yb:YAG thin-disk lasers leading to significant heating. A degradation of laser performance over time is found for Yb:Lu2O3. The different behaviour of the materials is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

Citation
S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, "Degradation of Laser Performance in Yb-Doped Oxide Thin-Disk Lasers at High Inversion Densities," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper TuB18.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ASSP-2009-TuB18


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