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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 20979–20987

Power calculation of wavelength tunable Yb3+:LSO laser

Zhiyun Huang, Gaoming Li, and Yishen Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 20979-20987 (2010)

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A theoretical model is presented describing continuous-wave operation about wavelength tunable Yb3+:LSO (Yb3+:Lu2SiO5) laser. In LSO host, Yb3+ ion occupies two different Lu3+ sites and the spectrum exhibits the inhomogeneously broadened property. Working as a computable model, it takes into account the pump absorption saturation, the re-absorption of laser, and the full spectral information of the laser transition. The calculated results are compared with the experimental results, and it verifies the validity of the model. Then the laser performances for different Yb3+ concentration, crystal length, and the transmission of the output mirror are predicted.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: September 20, 2010

Zhiyun Huang, Gaoming Li, and Yishen Qiu, "Power calculation of wavelength tunable Yb3+:LSO laser," Opt. Express 18, 20979-20987 (2010)

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