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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4134–4136

Yb: CaGdAlO 4 thin-disk laser

S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, P. Loiseau, B. Viana, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, M. Delaigue, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4134-4136 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004134


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Abstract

We present the first demonstration of a Yb:CALGO thin-disk laser. In a slightly multimode configuration, we obtained up to 30 W of average power at a slope efficiency of 40% and an optical-to-optical efficiency of 32%. With a single-mode cavity, an average power of 25 W was achieved. A tuning range from 1018 to 1052 nm could be demonstrated by inserting a prism into the cavity. In the Q-switched regime, we obtained 1 mJ of pulse energy at a repetition rate of 100 Hz .

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2011
Published: October 19, 2011

Citation
S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, P. Loiseau, B. Viana, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, M. Delaigue, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon, "Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 4134-4136 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-21-4134

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