OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1975–1979

Dependence of the Yb3+ emission cross section and lifetime on temperature and concentration in yttrium aluminum garnet

Jun Dong, Michael Bass, Yanli Mao, Peizhen Deng, and Fuxi Gan  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1975-1979 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001975


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (150 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Measurements are reported of the spectroscopic properties (absorption and emission spectra, stimulated-emission cross section, and radiative lifetime) of (YbxY1−x)3Al5O12 for nominal x values of 0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 at temperatures of 15–300 K. The emission cross sections of Yb:YAG with different Yb3+ concentrations were determined by use of the Füchtbauer–Ladenburg formula and the reciprocity method. At low temperatures, the product (στ) of the effective stimulated-emission cross section and the radiative lifetime is greater than at room temperature for all concentrations. Product στ is nearly independent of Yb3+ concentration at a given temperature. These results will aid in the design of high-power thin disk lasers by use of highly doped Yb:YAG.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

Citation
Jun Dong, Michael Bass, Yanli Mao, Peizhen Deng, and Fuxi Gan, "Dependence of the Yb3+ emission cross section and lifetime on temperature and concentration in yttrium aluminum garnet," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1975-1979 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-9-1975


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. D. P. Bour, D. B. Gilbert, K. B. Fabian, J. P. Bednarz, and M. Ettenberg, “Low degradation rate in strained InGaAs/AlGaAs single quantum well lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 173–174 (1990).
  2. S. L. Yellin, A. H. Shepard, R. J. Dalby, J. A. Baumaum, H. B. Serreze, T. S. Guide, R. Solarz, K. J. Bystrom, C. M. Harding, and R. G. Walters, “Reliability of GaAs-based semiconductor diode lasers: 0.6–1.1 μm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2058–2067 (1993).
  3. R. J. Beach, “cw theory of quasi-three level end-pumped laser oscillators,” Opt. Commun. 123, 385–393 (1996).
  4. C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, “High-average-power 1-μm performance and frequency conversion of a diode-end-pumped Yb:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010–2019 (1998).
  5. T. Y. Fan, S. Klunk, and G. Henein, “Diode-pumped Q-switched Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 18, 423–425 (1993).
  6. P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16, 1089–1091 (1991).
  7. E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. B. Stutton, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, “High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 805–807 (2000).
  8. T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “Edge-pumped quasi-three-level slab lasers: design and power scaling,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 205–219 (2000).
  9. H. W. Brusselbach, D. S. Sumida, R. A. Reeder, and R. W. Byren, “Low-heat high-power scaling using InGaAs-diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 105–116 (1997).
  10. X. Giesen, H. Hugel, A. Voss, K. Witting, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).
  11. T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, “Diode laser pumped solid-state laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 895–912 (1988).
  12. F. D. Patel, E. C. Honea, J. Speth, S. A. Payne, R. Hutcheson, and R. Equall, “Laser demonstration of Yb3Al5O12 (YbAG) and materials properties of highly doped Yb:YAG,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 135–144 (2001).
  13. D. S. Sumida and T. Y. Fan, “Emission spectra and fluorescence lifetime measurement of Yb:YAG as a function of temperature,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, T. Y. Fan and B. H. T. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 100–102.
  14. D. S. Sumida and T. Y. Fan, “Effect of radiation trapping on fluorescence lifetime and emission cross section measurements in solid-state media,” Opt. Lett. 19, 1343–1345 (1994).
  15. C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, and B. H. T. Chai, “1.047-μm Yb:Sr5(PO4)3F energy storage optical amplifier,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 67–77 (1995).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited