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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24590–24598

Efficient continuous-wave self-Raman Yb:KGW laser with a shift of 89 cm−1

M. T. Chang, W. Z. Zhuang, K. W. Su, Y. T. Yu, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24590-24598 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024590


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Abstract

We demonstrated a continuous-wave (CW) self-Raman laser with high conversion efficiency by using Yb:KGW as the Raman crystal. The first Stokes line of wavelength centered at 1095.2 nm with spectral bandwidth of 8 nm and the cascaded Raman conversion wavelength at 1109.5 nm with spectral bandwidth of 3.4 nm were observed with a Raman shift of 89 cm−1 with respect to the fundamental laser wavelength at 1085.0 nm with spectral bandwidth of 10 nm. The CW Raman output power of 1.7 W was attained under the diode pump power of 7.8 W which corresponds to the slope efficiency and the diode-to-Stokes optical conversion efficiency of 26.6% and 21.8%, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2013
Published: October 7, 2013

Citation
M. T. Chang, W. Z. Zhuang, K. W. Su, Y. T. Yu, and Y. F. Chen, "Efficient continuous-wave self-Raman Yb:KGW laser with a shift of 89 cm−1," Opt. Express 21, 24590-24598 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-21-24590


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