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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15385–15391

CW and mode-locked operation of Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 ceramic laser

Hiroaki Nakao, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, and Takagimi Yanagitani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15385-15391 (2012)

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CW laser operation and first mode-locked laser operation of Yb:LuAG ceramic are reported. Efficient CW laser operation was obtained with maximum output power of 2.14 W and a 72% slope efficiency. Femtosecond mode-locked laser operation was achieved with pulse duration of 699 fs and a 200 mW average output power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012

Hiroaki Nakao, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, and Takagimi Yanagitani, "CW and mode-locked operation of Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 ceramic laser," Opt. Express 20, 15385-15391 (2012)

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