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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2016–2018

Efficient high-power laser operation of Yb : K Lu ( W O 4 ) 2 crystals cut along the principal optical axes

Junhai Liu, Valentin Petrov, Xavier Mateos, Huaijin Zhang, and Jiyang Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 14, pp. 2016-2018 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002016


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Abstract

High-power continuous-wave laser operation was demonstrated with Yb : K Lu ( W O 4 ) 2 crystals cut along the N p , N m , and N g principal optical axes, achieving a nearly equal slope efficiency of 79%–80% in the absence of thermal effects. The N g -cut crystal proved to be the most advantageous for power scaling as well as efficient pumping. A maximum output power of 11.0 W was produced from a 2 mm thick uncoated N g -cut crystal in a 7 mm long plano–concave resonator end pumped by a fiber-coupled diode; the corresponding optical-to-optical efficiency was 68%.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2007
Published: July 5, 2007

Citation
Junhai Liu, Valentin Petrov, Xavier Mateos, Huaijin Zhang, and Jiyang Wang, "Efficient high-power laser operation of Yb:KLu(WO4)2 crystals cut along the principal optical axes," Opt. Lett. 32, 2016-2018 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-14-2016


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