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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 706–712

Widely tunable yellow-green lasers based on the self-frequency-doubling material Yb:YAB

Peter Dekker, Phillip A. Burns, Judith M. Dawes, James A. Piper, Jing Li, Xiaobo Hu, and Jiyang Wang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 706-712 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.000706


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Abstract

We report widely tunable infrared and self-frequency-doubled operation in ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum borate (Yb:YAB). In the infrared, tuning has been obtained between 1016 and 1090 nm and also near 1125 nm. A tuning range at the 1-W level of 55 nm has been obtained. As a self-frequency-doubled laser, green output powers of 65 mW at 510 nm and over 450 mW at 530 nm have been demonstrated with a maximum diode-to-green conversion efficiency of 5%. Yb:YAB has been shown to cover the wavelengths of the copper-vapor (510 nm), argon-ion (514 nm), doubled Nd:YAG (532 nm), green HeNe (543 nm), and the doubled Yb:Sr5(VO4)3F laser in the visible (∼565 nm).

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

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Peter Dekker, Phillip A. Burns, Judith M. Dawes, James A. Piper, Jing Li, Xiaobo Hu, and Jiyang Wang, "Widely tunable yellow-green lasers based on the self-frequency-doubling material Yb:YAB," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 706-712 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-4-706

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