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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 16 — Aug. 13, 2004
  • pp: 1879–1881

High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser

A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 16, pp. 1879-1881 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001879


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Abstract

Results of diode-pumped cw laser operation of an Yb3+: CaF2 single crystal are reported for what is to our knowledge the first time. With a 5-at.% Yb3+ -doped sample we obtained 5.8-W output power at 1053 nm for 15 W of incident power at 980 nm. The laser wavelength could be tuned from 1018 to 1072 nm, and a small-signal gain as high as 1.8 was achieved, showing the great potential of Yb3+: CaF2 as an amplifier medium for femtosecond pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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A. Lucca, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, "High-power tunable diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1879-1881 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-16-1879


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