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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11481–11486

Thermal properties measurement and laser operation of a new Yb: Gd0.68Lu0.32VO4 crystal

Huaijin Zhang, Yonggui Yu, Yan Cheng, Jiyang Wang, Xutang Tao, Minhua Jiang, and Huirui Xia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11481-11486 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011481


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Abstract

A new series mixed vanadate crystals, Yb:GdxLu1-xVO4 (x=0.2, 0.35, 0.53, 0.68 and 0.84), were grown by the Czochralski method. The thermal conductivities of these crystals were measured from room temperature to 280°C, and the thermal conductivities of Yb:Gd0.68Lu0.32VO4 at room temperature are 6.4 and 6.9 W m-1K-1 along a- and c-axis, respectively. The material constants of Yb:GdxLu1-xVO4 series crystals were estimated. The properties of Yb:GdxLu1-xVO4 series crystals were compared with those of Yb:LuVO4 and Yb:GdVO4 crystals. Laser output power of 1.25 W at 1031nm was obtained with a slope efficiency of 26% by use of diode pumping for Yb:Gd0.68Lu0.32VO4 crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2008
Published: July 16, 2008

Citation
Huaijin Zhang, Yonggui Yu, Yan Cheng, Jiyang Wang, Xutang Tao, Minhua Jiang, and Huirui Xia, "Thermal properties measurement and laser operation of a new Yb: Gd0.68Lu0.32VO4 crystal," Opt. Express 16, 11481-11486 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11481


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