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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2011
  • pp: 472–474

Diode-pumped efficient continuous-wave Yb: Y 3 G a 5 O 12 laser at 1035  nm

Yongdong Zhang, Zhiyi Wei, Qing Wang, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, and Liang Lv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 472-474 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000472


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Abstract

An efficient diode-pumped Yb : Y 3 Ga 5 O 12 (Yb:YGG) laser was demonstrated by using a high-quality Yb:YGG crystal grown by the optical floating zone method. Continuous-wave laser power up to 2.65 W had been obtained under an incident pump power of 6.71 W at 970 nm , corresponding to an optical-to-optical efficiency of 39.5% and maximum slope efficiency of 84.5%. A modeling calculation of the Yb:YGG laser was also performed, and the theoretical results were consistent with the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2010
Published: February 4, 2011

Citation
Yongdong Zhang, Zhiyi Wei, Qing Wang, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, and Liang Lv, "Diode-pumped efficient continuous-wave Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser at 1035 nm," Opt. Lett. 36, 472-474 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-4-472


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