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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 115–122

Line competition in an intracavity diode-pumped Yb:KYW laser operating at 981 nm

François Balembois, Marc Castaing, Patrick Georges, and Thierry Georges  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 115-122 (2011)

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This paper proposes an analysis of a Yb:KYW laser emitting at 981 nm intracavity pumped by a Nd : YVO 4 laser operating at 914 nm . It gives some guidelines to optimize the laser performance. An output power of 1 W has been obtained at 981 nm for a pump power of 23 W at 808 nm . It presents a simple and original model to deal with the line competition between 981 nm and the other lines at 1000 and 1023 nm and explains how a temperature increase can promote the 981 nm laser emission. This approach could be useful for other lasers that are subject to line competition.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2010
Published: December 17, 2010

François Balembois, Marc Castaing, Patrick Georges, and Thierry Georges, "Line competition in an intracavity diode-pumped Yb:KYW laser operating at 981nm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 115-122 (2011)

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