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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4284–4286

First laser oscillation and broad tunability of 1  at. % Yb-doped Sc 2 O 3 and Lu 2 O 3 ceramics

Angela Pirri, Guido Toci, and Matteo Vannini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4284-4286 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004284


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Abstract

We report the first oscillation achieved on 1   at. % Yb-doped Sc 2 O 3 and Lu 2 O 3 ceramics under quasi-CW pumping at 968 nm . With Sc 2 O 3 we measured a maximum output power of 2.2 W with a slope efficiency of 59% at 1040.5 nm . Comparable results are obtained with Lu 2 O 3 at 1032.5 nm , i.e., 1.8 W with a corresponding slope of 45%, while at 1078 nm we measured 1.5 W with 34% of slope efficiency. Finally, we present the range of tunability, which exceeds 41 nm for both samples. To the best of our knowledge, these are the first measurements reported in literature either in terms of laser emission or continuous tunability range achieved with 1   at. % doping level.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2011
Published: November 1, 2011

Citation
Angela Pirri, Guido Toci, and Matteo Vannini, "First laser oscillation and broad tunability of 1  at. % Yb-doped Sc2O3 and Lu2O3 ceramics," Opt. Lett. 36, 4284-4286 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-21-4284


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