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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3468–3470

High-power laser with Nd : YAG single-crystal fiber grown by the micro-pulling-down technique

Julien Didierjean, Marc Castaing, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Didier Perrodin, Jean Marie Fourmigué, Kherreddine Lebbou, Alain Brenier, and Olivier Tillement  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 23, pp. 3468-3470 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003468


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Abstract

We present optical characterization and laser results achieved with single-crystal fibers directly grown by the micro-pulling-down technique. We investigate the spectroscopic and optical quality of the fiber, and we present the first laser results. We achieved a cw laser power of 10 W at 1064 nm for an incident pump power of 60 W at 808 nm and 360 kW peak power for 12 ns pulses at 1 kHz in the Q-switched regime. It is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest laser power ever achieved with directly grown single-crystal fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2006
Published: November 9, 2006

Citation
Julien Didierjean, Marc Castaing, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Didier Perrodin, Jean Marie Fourmigué, Kherreddine Lebbou, Alain Brenier, and Olivier Tillement, "High-power laser with Nd:YAG single-crystal fiber grown by the micro-pulling-down technique," Opt. Lett. 31, 3468-3470 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-23-3468


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