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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2013
  • pp: 5079–5082

Output-coupling-dependent laser operation of monoclinic Yb:Ca4LaO(BO3)3 crystal

Yuexia Ji, Jiafeng Cao, Jinlong Xu, Zhenyu You, and Chaoyang Tu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 21, pp. 5079-5082 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.005079


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Abstract

We have studied the laser operation of Yb:LaCOB crystal for what we believe is the first time. Adopting a plane-concave cavity, the laser properties were measured for the X-cut, Y-cut, and Z-cut crystals. The best output power of 3.2 W was obtained with a slope efficiency 69.90% by employing the Y-cut crystal. A more efficient operation with slope efficiency of 82.31% was realized for the X-cut crystal, with the output power of 2.0 W. The laser spectra were collected under the absorbed pump power of 3.9 W for X cut and Z cut and 6.7 W for Y cut. The emission wavelengths were dependent of the transmittance of output couplers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2013
Published: July 12, 2013

Citation
Yuexia Ji, Jiafeng Cao, Jinlong Xu, Zhenyu You, and Chaoyang Tu, "Output-coupling-dependent laser operation of monoclinic Yb:Ca4LaO(BO3)3 crystal," Appl. Opt. 52, 5079-5082 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-21-5079


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