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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2002
  • pp: 455–460

Improved high-field laser characteristics of a diode-pumped Yb:LiYF4 crystal at low temperature

Junji Kawanaka, Koichi Yamakawa, Hajime Nishioka, and Ken-ichi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 455-460 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.000455


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Abstract

We have demonstrated a diode-pumped Yb:LiYF4 laser oscillator at liquid nitrogen temperature in free-running mode. The obtained laser gain was 21 cm-1, which was 15 times as high as that at room temperature. The effective tuning range was broadened to 35 nm due to absorption spectral narrowing.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2002
Published: May 20, 2002

Citation
Junji Kawanaka, Koichi Yamakawa, Hajime Nishioka, and Ken-ichi Ueda, "Improved high-field laser characteristics of a diode-pumped Yb:LiYF4 crystal at low temperature," Opt. Express 10, 455-460 (2002)
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