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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 3257–3264

Single-frequency diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser around 1030 nm

Gianluca Galzerano, Paolo Laporta, Lucia Bonelli, Alessandra Toncelli, and Mauro Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 3257-3264 (2007)

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Widely-tunable cw laser action has been demonstrated in a diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 crystal. A comprehensive characterization of the active material and laser performance are reported, with particular attention to single-frequency laser operation. Single longitudinal-mode operation is achieved in the tuning range from 1020 to 1045 nm with a maximum output power of 150 mW. The relative intensity noise of the single-frequency laser is limited by quantum noise contribution for Fourier frequencies larger than 1 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Gianluca Galzerano, Paolo Laporta, Lucia Bonelli, Alessandra Toncelli, and Mauro Tonelli, "Single-frequency diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser around 1030 nm," Opt. Express 15, 3257-3264 (2007)

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