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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Laser Materials and Ceramics (CM2D)

Efficient CW laser operation of Yb:LuAG ceramic laser

Hiroaki Nakao, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, and Takagimi Yanagitani  »View Author Affiliations


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Laser diode-pumped Yb<sup>3+</sup>-doped LuAG ceramic laser is reported. Maximum 2.14 W output power and 72% slope efficiency were obtained. Higher thermal conductivity and higher emission cross-section than Yb:YAG will be suitable for thin-disk laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Efficient CW laser operation of Yb:LuAG ceramic laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM2D.4.

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