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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6082–6090

400 mW low noise continuous-wave single-frequency Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.55 μm

Yuanji Li, Jinxia Feng, Peng Li, Kuanshou Zhang, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6082-6090 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006082


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Abstract

We build up a LD end-pumped Er,Yb:YAB laser at 1.55 μm and improve the laser performance by end cooling the gain medium efficiently through a sapphire plate. 680 mW cw single transverse mode laser output was obtained with the slope efficiency of 16.3%. Using an etalon placed in the laser cavity, 400 mW cw single frequency 1.55 μm laser output was achieved with the slope efficiency of 11.8%. The laser power fluctuation was less than ± 1.3% in a given period of 1.5 hours. The 1.55 μm laser presents low noise properties, that the intensity and the phase noise reach the shot noise level for the analysis frequencies higher than 4 MHz and 5 MHz, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2013
Published: March 4, 2013

Citation
Yuanji Li, Jinxia Feng, Peng Li, Kuanshou Zhang, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, and Yidong Huang, "400 mW low noise continuous-wave single-frequency Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.55 μm," Opt. Express 21, 6082-6090 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-5-6082


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