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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16279–16284

Segmented grown Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 for use in continuous-wave and mode-locked lasers

Simon Rivier, Valentin Petrov, Andreas Gross, Sophie Vernay, Volker Wesemann, Daniel Rytz, and Uwe Griebner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16279-16284 (2007)

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Segmented growth of monoclinic Yb:KY(WO4)2 on KY(WO4)2 substrates was successfully implemented and its excellent laser performance demonstrated. High slope efficiencies up to 80% and an output power of 375 mW were achieved under Ti:sapphire laser pumping in the continuous-wave regime. In the passively mode-locked regime, pulses as short as 99 fs with an average output power of 69 mW were obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Simon Rivier, Valentin Petrov, Andreas Gross, Sophie Vernay, Volker Wesemann, Daniel Rytz, and Uwe Griebner, "Segmented grown Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)22 for use in continuous-wave and mode-locked lasers," Opt. Express 15, 16279-16284 (2007)

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