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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1999
  • pp: 976–979

Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser

Frederika Augé, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Frédéric Mougel, Gérard Aka, Andrée Kahn-Harari, and Daniel Vivien  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 976-979 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.000976


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Abstract

A Yb3+:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 (Yb:GdCOB) crystal has been diode pumped for the first time to our knowledge. We obtained 47.5% slope efficiency at 6 °C, producing 191 mW of power at 1050 nm, with a 2.4% output coupler. Temperature does not significantly affect the laser performance: At room temperature we still obtained 180 mW of power for the same cavity. We achieved tunability of the Yb:GdCOB laser from 1035 to 1088 nm with a 1.7% output coupler and 100-nm tunability with a low-transmission output coupling (T = 0.03%).

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 1998
Published: February 20, 1999

Citation
Frederika Augé, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Frédéric Mougel, Gérard Aka, Andrée Kahn-Harari, and Daniel Vivien, "Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 976-979 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-6-976

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