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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2341–2347

Tunable Yb:KYW laser using a transversely chirped volume Bragg grating

Kai Seger, Björn Jacobsson, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2341-2347 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.002341


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Abstract

We demonstrate a diode-pumped Yb:KYW laser, where the wavelength is controlled by a transversely chirped volume-Bragg-grating, also used as the laser output coupler. By translating the grating, the wavelength could be tuned from 997 nm to 1016 nm, with a spectral bandwidth of 13 GHz and a power up to 3.3 W. The laser cavity is simple and compact, and the tuning method is generally applicable to many other laser systems.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2009
Published: February 5, 2009

Citation
Kai Seger, Björn Jacobsson, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Tunable Yb:KYW laser using a transversely chirped volume Bragg grating," Opt. Express 17, 2341-2347 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-4-2341


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