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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2783–2785

Polarization-tunable Yb:KGW laser based on internal conical refraction

Jonas Hellström, Hanna Henricsson, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Udo Bünting, and Dirk Haussmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2783-2785 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002783


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Abstract

Using internal conical refraction, we demonstrate an Yb:KGW laser where the polarization state can be arbitrarily altered without any additional cavity components. The extinction ratio can also be altered between 1:1 and 40:1. The maximum output power achieved was 8.6 W at a slope efficiency of 60.5% with respect to incident pump power. This equals the power performance of a standard Yb:KGW laser used for reference.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2007
Published: September 18, 2007

Citation
Jonas Hellström, Hanna Henricsson, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Udo Bünting, and Dirk Haussmann, "Polarization-tunable Yb:KGW laser based on internal conical refraction," Opt. Lett. 32, 2783-2785 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2783

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