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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 259–261

Femtosecond and continuous-wave laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb3+:CaYAlO4 laser

W. D. Tan, D. Y. Tang, X. D. Xu, D. Z. Li, J. Zhang, C. W. Xu, and J. Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 259-261 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000259


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Abstract

The cw and femtosecond laser operations of Yb3+:CaYAlO4 (Yb:CYA) are demonstrated. The laser emitted a maximum cw power of 1.94W with a slope efficiency (ηslope) of 71% and an optical-to-optical efficiency (ηopt) of 51%. Under mode-locking operation, the laser emitted near transform-limited pulses with 156fs pulse width, 8.1nJ pulse energy and 0.74W average power. The ηslope and ηopt of the mode-locked laser were 37% and 20%, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2010
Published: January 13, 2011

Citation
W. D. Tan, D. Y. Tang, X. D. Xu, D. Z. Li, J. Zhang, C. W. Xu, and J. Xu, "Femtosecond and continuous-wave laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb3+:CaYAlO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 259-261 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-259


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