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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 17, 2006
  • pp: 3333–3338

Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:GYSO laser

Juan Du, Xiaoyan Liang, Yi Xu, Ruxin Li, Zhizhan Xu, Chengfeng Yan, Guangjun Zhao, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3333-3338 (2006)

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Effective diode-pumped cw tunable laser action of a new alloyed crystal Yb:Gd2(1-x)Y2xSiO5 (Yb:GYSO, x = 0.5) is demonstrated for the first time. The alloyed crystal retains excellent laser properties of Gd2SiO5 (GSO), as well as the favorable growth properties and the desirable physical of Y2SiO5 (YSO). With a 5-at.% Yb:GYSO sample, we achieved 2.44 W output power at 1081.5 nm and a slope efficiency of 57%. And its laser wavelength could be tuned from 1030nm to 1089 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

Juan Du, Xiaoyan Liang, Yi Xu, Ruxin Li, Zhizhan Xu, Chengfeng Yan, Guangjun Zhao, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu, "Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:GYSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 3333-3338 (2006)

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