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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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.
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