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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2012
  • pp: 4042–4046

Improvement in continuous-wave laser performance of disordered Yb:CNGG crystal

Zhichao Zhou, Xueping Tian, Qibiao Dai, Wenjuan Han, Jiayin Huang, Junhai Liu, and Huaijin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 18, pp. 4042-4046 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.004042


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Abstract

We report on a significant improvement in cw laser performance of the disordered Yb:CNGG crystal. Very efficient cw laser operation is demonstrated at room temperature with a 3.5 mm thick crystal end pumped by a diode laser, generating an output power of 5.15 W with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 46%, whereas the slope efficiency amounts to 80%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2012
Published: June 12, 2012

Citation
Zhichao Zhou, Xueping Tian, Qibiao Dai, Wenjuan Han, Jiayin Huang, Junhai Liu, and Huaijin Zhang, "Improvement in continuous-wave laser performance of disordered Yb:CNGG crystal," Appl. Opt. 51, 4042-4046 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-18-4042


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