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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3435–3437

Yb, Na : PbF 2 : a potential new high-power laser material

Jigang Yin, Yin Hang, Xiaoyan Liang, Xiaoming He, Jinfeng Li, Lianhan Zhang, Chengchun Zhao, and Pengchao Hu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3435-3437 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003435


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Abstract

Yb : PbF 2 and Yb, Na : PbF 2 laser crystals are grown by the Bridgman method. Room-temperature absorption, photoluminescence spectra, and fluorescence lifetimes of Yb 3 + ions in the crystals have been investigated. Experimental results show that Na + ions codoping with Yb 3 + as charge compensators can suppress the deoxidization of Yb 3 + to Yb 2 + . The result of diode-pumped laser operation of a Yb, Na : PbF 2 single crystal is reported for the first time to the best of our knowledge . With a 1 mol . % Yb 3 + -doped sample, we obtained 2.37 W output power at 1056 nm for 17.9 W of incident power at 978 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2010
Published: October 12, 2010

Citation
Jigang Yin, Yin Hang, Xiaoyan Liang, Xiaoming He, Jinfeng Li, Lianhan Zhang, Chengchun Zhao, and Pengchao Hu, "Yb,Na:PbF2: a potential new high-power laser material," Opt. Lett. 35, 3435-3437 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3435


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