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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1212–1214

Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1212-1214 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001212


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Abstract

We report on an efficient diode-end-pumped polycrystalline Yb:Y <sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> ceramic laser. Continuous-wave output power of 4.2 W at 1078 nm was obtained under pump power of 19.5 W. The corresponding slope efficiency was 29%. The beam quality factor (<i>M</i><sup>2</sup>) at full pump power was measured to be 1.63. The threshold wavelengths of the laser at various output couplings were also investigated. It was found that the threshold wavelengths shifted ~5 nm when the reflectivity of the output coupler changed from 90% to 99.9%, as caused by the strong reabsorption effect in the ceramic sample.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1212-1214 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1212


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