OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14895–14901

High-power diode-end-pumped Tm:LiLuF4 slab lasers

Xiaojin Cheng, Shuaiyi Zhang, Jianqiu Xu, Haiyan Peng, and Yin Hang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14895-14901 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (337 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Diode-end-pumped continuous-wave and acousto-optics Q-switched Tm:LiLuF4 slab lasers were demonstrated. The a-cut Tm:LiLuF4 slab with doping concentrations of 2 at.% was pumped by fast-axis collimated laser diodes at room temperature. The maximum continuous-wave output power of 10.4 W was obtained while the absorbed pump power was 31.6 W and the cavity length was 30 mm. For Q-switched operation, we got the maximum pulse energy of 8 mJ with pulse width of 315.2 ns at 1 KHz pulse repetition frequency.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: August 6, 2009

Xiaojin Cheng, Shuaiyi Zhang, Jianqui Xu, Haiyan Peng, and Yin Hang, "High-power diode-end-pumped Tm:LiLuF4 slab lasers," Opt. Express 17, 14895-14901 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, Berlin, 1999) Chap. 2.
  2. P. J. M. Suni and S. W. Henderson, "1-mJ/pulse Tm:YAG laser pumped by a 3-W diode laser," Opt. Lett. 16, 817-819 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-?m pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B Opt. Phys. 17, 723-728 (2000). [CrossRef]
  4. B.-Q. Yao, L.-J. Li, L.-L. Zheng, Y.-z. Wang, G.-J. Zhao, and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous wave and Q-switched operation of a c-cut Tm,Ho:YAlO3 laser," Opt. Express 16,5075-5081(2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. I. F. Elder and M. J. P. Payne, "Lasing in diode-pumped Tm:YAP, Tm, Ho:YAP and Tm, Ho:YLF," Opt. Commun. 145, 329-339(1998). [CrossRef]
  6. T. J. Carrig, A. K. Hankla, G. J. Wagner, C. B. Rawle, and I. T.M. Kinnie, "Tunable infrared laser sources for DIAL," Proc. SPIE,  4723, 147 (2002).
  7. K. S. Lai, P. B. Phua, R. F, Wu, Y. L. Lim, Ernest Lau, S. W. Toh, B. T. Toh, and A. Chng, "120-W continuous-wave diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 1591-1593 (2000). [CrossRef]
  8. S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, and E. K. Gorton, "A power scaling strategy for longitudinally diode pumped Tm YLF lasers," Appl. Phys. B. 84, 389-393 (2006). [CrossRef]
  9. M. Schellhorn, S. Ngcobo, and C. Bollig, "High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser," Appl. Phys. B. 94, 195-198 (2009). [CrossRef]
  10. V. Petrov, L. Junhai, G. Miguel, V. Gregorio, P. Cinta, G. Uwe, A. Magdalena, and D. Francesc, "Efficient diode-pumped cw Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser," Proc. SPIE 6216, 162-171(2006).
  11. A. C. Sullivan, G. J. Wagner, D. Gwin, R. C. Stoneman, and A. I. R. Malm, "High power Q-switched Tm:YAlO3 lasers," OSA/ASSP, WA7 (2004).
  12. T. Thevar and N. P. Barnes, "Diode-pumped, continuous-wave Tm:YAlO3 laser," Appl. Opt. 45, 3352-3355 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. S. S. Cai, J. Kong, B. Wu, Y. H. Shen, G. J. Zhao, Y. H. Zong, and J. Xu, "Room-temperature cw and pulsed operation of a diode-end-pumped Tm:YAP laser," Appl. Phys. B. 90, 133-136 (2008). [CrossRef]
  14. B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Yu, and U. N. Singh, "Spectroscopy and modeling of solid state lanthanide lasers: Application to trivalent Tm3+ and ho3+ in YLiF4 and LuliF4," J. Appl. Phys. 95, 3255-3271(2004). [CrossRef]
  15. J. Yu, B. C. Trieu, E. A. Modlin, U. N. Singh, M. J. Kavaya, S. Chen, Y. Bai, and P. J. Petzar, "1 J /pulse Q-switched 2 ?m solid-state laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 462-464 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, and G. H. Rosenblatt, "Tm3+:YLF laser continuously tunable between 2.20 and 2.46 ?m," Opt. Lett. 19, 883-885 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, P. Laporta, F. Cornacchia, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, "Tm-doped LiLuF4 crystal for efficient laser action in the wavelength range from 1.82 to 2.06 ?m," Opt. Lett. 32, 2040-2042 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. C. Li, D. Shen,J. Song, N. S. Kim, and K.-i. Ueda, "Theretical and experimental investigations of diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser in active mirror configuration," Opt. Rev. 6, 439-442 (1999). [CrossRef]
  19. J. K. Jabczynski, L. Gorajek, W. Zenzian, J. Kwiatkowski, H. Jeltnkovd, J. Sulc, and M. Nemec, "High repetition rate, high peak power, diode pumped Tm:YLF laser," Laser Phys. Lett. 6,109-112 (2009). [CrossRef]
  20. X. Feng, L. Zhang, and X. Liu, "Demonstration of fiber pulsed light source at 1.6 ?m with adjustable pulse duration," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 99-101 (2007).
  21. B. T. McGuckin, R. T. Menzies, and H. Hemmati, "Efficient energy extraction from a diode-pumped Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLiF4 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2926-2928(1991). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited