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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2014
  • pp: 5517–5521

2.4  W highly efficient simultaneous dual-wavelength laser operation of monoclinic Yb3+:Ca4LaO(BO3)3 crystals

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


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 24, pp. 5517-5521 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.005517


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Abstract

We have studied the simultaneous dual-wavelength laser operation of the X-cut, Y-cut, and Z-cut Yb3+:Ca4LaO(BO3)3 crystals for the first time to the best of our knowledge. We analyzed the dual-wavelength laser output power and emission spectra under several output coupler transmittances. The stable dual-wavelength lasers were generated by adjusting the laser elements. A dual-wavelength laser output power 2.46 W was obtained with a slope efficiency of 67.5% by employing the Y-cut crystal at 1029 and 1036 nm. The two wavelengths had nearly the same relative intensity. The two different emission wavelengths were found to change with crystal direction and output coupler transmittance. This laser has a possible application as the laser source in the generation of different terahertz waves.

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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 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2014
Published: August 18, 2014

Citation
Yuexia Ji, Jiafeng Cao, Jinlong Xu, Zhenyu You, and Chaoyang Tu, "2.4  W highly efficient simultaneous dual-wavelength laser operation of monoclinic Yb3+:Ca4LaO(BO3)3 crystals," Appl. Opt. 53, 5517-5521 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-24-5517


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