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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 4363–4367

1 W of stable single-frequency output at 1.03 µm from a novel, monolithic, non-planar Yb:YAG ring laser operating at room temperature

P. Burdack, T. Fox, M. Bode, and I. Freitag  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 4363-4367 (2006)

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We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, a longitudinally diode-pumped, monolithic ytterbium ion-doped YAG non-planar ring laser (NPRO). We achieved a continuous-wave (cw) single-frequency output power of 1 W with 45.0 % slope efficiency and a beam quality factor of M2<1.1. In view of iodine frequency stabilization we have characterized the frequency tuning properties and have measured the relative intensity noise. Additionally, 6.1 mW second harmonic power at 515 nm was achieved using a periodically poled KTP crystal in a single-pass setup.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2006
Published: May 15, 2006

Peer Burdack, Thomas Fox, Markus Bode, and Ingo Freitag, "1 W of stable single-frequency output at 1.03 μm from a novel, monolithic, non-planar Yb:YAG ring laser operating at room temperature," Opt. Express 14, 4363-4367 (2006)

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