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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2000
  • pp: 18–22

Efficient, tunable, zero-line diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Y) lasers at room temperature and application to miniature lasers

Frédéric Druon, Frédérika Augé, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Astrid Aron, Frédéric Mougel, Gérard Aka, and Daniel Vivien  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 18-22 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000018


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Abstract

We demonstrate an efficient cw 976-nm-diode-pumped Yb3+:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser. At room temperature we obtained 814 mW of power with a slope efficiency of 77% and a small-signal gain per round trip of 1.67. We also demonstrate that the Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3(Ln=Gd, Y) crystals are suitable for a plano–plano microchip-type cavity. With this microlaser we have obtained an average power of 300 mW, which corresponds to an optical–optical conversion efficiency of 27%.

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Frédéric Druon, Frédérika Augé, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Astrid Aron, Frédéric Mougel, Gérard Aka, and Daniel Vivien, "Efficient, tunable, zero-line diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Y) lasers at room temperature and application to miniature lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 18-22 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-1-18


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