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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17243–17248

High efficient 1.56 µm laser operation of Czochralski grown Er:Yb:Sr3Y2(BO3)4 crystal

Jianhua Huang, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Xinghong Gong, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17243-17248 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017243


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Abstract

An Er:Yb:Sr3Y2(BO3)4 crystal doped with 0.9 at.% Er3+ and 18.6 at.% Yb3+ ions was grown by the Czochralski method. End-pumped by diode laser at 970 nm in a hemispherical cavity, 1.3 W quasi-cw laser output around 1.56 µm was achieved in a 1.1-mm-thick Z-cut Er:Yb:Sr3Y2(BO3)4 crystal when the transmission of output coupler is 1.5%. The absorbed pump threshold and slop efficiency of the laser are 4.26 W and 20%, respectively. This crystal has flat and broad gain curve peaked around 1.56 µm, which shows that it is also a potential gain medium for tunable and short pulse lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: October 13, 2008

Citation
Jianhua Huang, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Xinghong Gong, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "High efficient 1.56 μm laser operation of Czochralski grown Er:Yb:Sr3Y2(BO3)4 crystal," Opt. Express 16, 17243-17248 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17243


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