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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 16305–16310

Spectral and lasing investigations of Yb:YSGG crystal

Shuxian Wang, Kui Wu, Yicheng Wang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Xueping Tian, Qibiao Dai, and Junhai Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 16305-16310 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.016305


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Abstract

We report on a systematic study of the absorption and emission spectral properties of (Yb0.1Y0.9)3(Sc1.5Ga0.5)Ga3O12 (Yb:YSGG) crystals. The broad fluorescence spectral lines indicate great potential of Yb:YSGG for tunable and ultrafast laser applications. Efficient continuous-wave (cw) laser oscillation was also demonstrated at room temperature (RT), generating an output power of 6.11 W with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 64.2%, and a slope efficiency of 80.1% with respect to absorbed pump power. The laser emission spectrum shifts to shorter wavelengths as the transmission of the output coupler varies from 3% to 20%, a result that can be explained based on the effective gain cross-sections of Yb:YSGG.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2013
Published: July 1, 2013

Citation
Shuxian Wang, Kui Wu, Yicheng Wang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Xueping Tian, Qibiao Dai, and Junhai Liu, "Spectral and lasing investigations of Yb:YSGG crystal," Opt. Express 21, 16305-16310 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-14-16305


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