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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3291–3293

Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb : KYF 4 laser

Gianluca Galzerano, Paolo Laporta, Elisa Sani, Lucia Bonelli, Alessandra Toncelli, Mauro Tonelli, Alessandro Pesatori, and Cesare Svelto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3291-3293 (2006)

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Continuous-wave laser action has been demonstrated in a diode-pumped Yb : KYF 4 crystal. Crystal growth, spectroscopic measurements, and laser results are presented. A maximum output power of 505 mW , a slope efficiency of 43%, and a continuous wavelength tunability range of 65 nm , from 1013 to 1078 nm , have been obtained at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

Gianluca Galzerano, Paolo Laporta, Elisa Sani, Lucia Bonelli, Alessandra Toncelli, Mauro Tonelli, Alessandro Pesatori, and Cesare Svelto, "Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb:KYF4 laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 3291-3293 (2006)

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