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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 12900–12904

Continuous-wave and Q-switched laser operation of Yb:NaY(WO4)2 crystal

Junhai Liu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, and Valentin Petrov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 12900-12904 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.012900


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Abstract

Diode-pumped continuous-wave (cw) and Q-switched laser operations were demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, with a disordered Yb:NaY(WO4)2 crystal. A cw output power of 5.2 W at 1045 nm was generated with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 37%. The slope efficiency in the absence of thermal losses was 50%. With a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber to passively Q-switch the laser, an average output power of 2.0 W was obtained with a slope efficiency of 35%. The output pulse energy, duration, and peak power were 145 μJ, 26 ns, and 5.6 kW, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2007
Published: September 24, 2007

Citation
Junhai Liu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, and Valentin Petrov, "Continuous-wave and Q-switched laser operation of Yb:NaY(WO4)2 crystal," Opt. Express 15, 12900-12904 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-20-12900


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