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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 109–111

Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb, Na: PbF2 laser

Jigang Yin, Yin Hang, Xiaoming He, Lianhan Zhang, Chengchun Zhao, and Juan Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 109-111 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000109


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Abstract

Growth, spectroscopic properties, and laser performance of Yb, Na:PbF2 crystals have been investigated. With a 2 mol.% Yb3+-doped sample we obtained 2.65 W output power at 1045 nm for 7.5 W of incident power at 976 nm. The laser wavelength could be tuned from 1017 to 1078 nm, showing the great potential of Yb, Na:PbF2 as an amplifier medium for femtosecond pulses.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2011
Published: December 24, 2011

Citation
Jigang Yin, Yin Hang, Xiaoming He, Lianhan Zhang, Chengchun Zhao, and Juan Gong, "Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb, Na: PbF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 109-111 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-1-109


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