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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 22 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5362–5367

Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2

M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. D. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegón, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 22, pp. 5362-5367 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005362


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Abstract

Lasing of Yb3+ in a disordered single crystal host, NaGd(WO4)2, is reported. Pump efficiencies as high as 20% and slope efficiencies as high as 30% are achieved for both σ- and π-polarizations with Ti:sapphire laser pumping. The emission of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2 is centered near 1030 nm. Tunability between 1016 and 1049 nm is obtained with a Lyot filter.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2004
Published: November 1, 2004

Citation
M. Rico, J. Liu, U. Griebner, Valentin Petrov, M. Serrano, F. Esteban-Betegon, C. Cascales, and C. Zaldo, "Tunable laser operation of ytterbium in disordered single crystals of Yb:NaGd(WO4)2," Opt. Express 12, 5362-5367 (2004)
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