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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2194–2196

Spectroscopy and femtosecond laser performance of Yb 3 + : Y Al O 3 crystal

Viktor E. Kisel, Sergey V. Kurilchik, Anatol S. Yasukevich, Sergey V. Grigoriev, Sofya A. Smirnova, and Nikolay V. Kuleshov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 19, pp. 2194-2196 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002194


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Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first demonstration of cw and passively mode-locked Yb 3 + : Y Al O 3 (Yb:YAP) laser operation under diode pumping. Spectroscopic properties of a 0.6 at. % Yb 3 + -doped YAP single crystal were investigated. Output power up to 1.2 W with slope efficiency of 64.5% in the cw regime and 225 fs pulse duration with average power of 0.8 W from a mode-locked Yb:YAP laser were demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2008
Published: September 25, 2008

Citation
Viktor E. Kisel, Sergey V. Kurilchik, Anatol S. Yasukevich, Sergey V. Grigoriev, Sofya A. Smirnova, and Nikolay V. Kuleshov, "Spectroscopy and femtosecond laser performance of Yb3+:YAlO3 crystal," Opt. Lett. 33, 2194-2196 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-19-2194


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