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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1890–1892

Laser-diode pumped heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic lasers

Jun Dong, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1890-1892 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001890


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Abstract

Laser performance of heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramics was investigated using a two-pass pumping miniature laser configuration. Slope efficiency of 52% and optical-to-optical efficiency of 48% have been achieved for 1 - mm -thick YAG ceramic doped with 20 at. % ytterbium ions. Laser spectra of Yb:YAG ceramic and single-crystal lasers were addressed under different intracavity laser intensities. Heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic is more suitable for a thin disk laser than a single-crystal with the same Yb 3 + -ion lasants.

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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
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2007
Published: June 22, 2007

Citation
Jun Dong, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii, "Laser-diode pumped heavy-doped Yb:YAG ceramic lasers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1890-1892 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-13-1890


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