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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1341–1349

Continuous-wave tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation of Yb : Na Y ( Mo O 4 ) 2

Andreas Schmidt, Simon Rivier, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Xiumei Han, José María Cano-Torres, Alberto García-Cortés, María Dolores Serrano, Concepción Cascales, and Carlos Zaldo  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 1341-1349 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.001341


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Abstract

Continuous-wave and mode-locked laser operations of Yb 3 + in the disordered flux-grown Na Y ( Mo O 4 ) 2 are demonstrated. The maximum slope efficiency achieved with Ti:sapphire and diode laser pumping is 63% and 38.6%, respectively. The continuous-wave tunability extends from 1005 to 1059 nm , and laser pulses with a duration of 91 fs at 1026 nm are obtained at a repetition rate of 90 MHz and an average power of 20 mW under Ti:sapphire laser pumping. Yb 3 + -doped Na Y ( Mo O 4 ) 2 is locally disordered and exhibits the largest absorption and emission cross sections known so far for tetragonal double tungstates or molybdates.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2008
Published: July 29, 2008

Citation
Andreas Schmidt, Simon Rivier, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Xiumei Han, José María Cano-Torres, Alberto García-Cortés, María Dolores Serrano, Concepción Cascales, and Carlos Zaldo, "Continuous-wave tunable and femtosecond mode-locked laser operation of Yb:NaY(MoO4)2," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1341-1349 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-8-1341


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