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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 37–39

Continuous-wave Yb-doped Sc2SiO5 thin-disk laser

Katrin Sarah Wentsch, Birgit Weichelt, Lihe Zheng, Jun Xu, Marwan Abdou Ahmed, and Thomas Graf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 37-39 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000037


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Abstract

We present in this Letter experimental results of a Yb:Sc2SiO5 (Yb:SSO) thin-disk laser. To our knowledge, this is the first lasing demonstration of this crystal in thin-disk configuration reported on to date. Preliminary tests regarding the characterization and the laser operation are presented. Two different resonator configurations, a simple linear multimode cavity, and a fundamental-mode folded resonator providing a double pass in the laser crystal were set up. The gain and the small signal gain of the available Yb:SSO sample were calculated using the experimental results of the multimode resonator. The operation in a fundamental-mode resonator with the double pass in the laser crystal led to 9.4W of output power with an optical efficiency of 25.4%.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2011
Published: December 22, 2011

Citation
Katrin Sarah Wentsch, Birgit Weichelt, Lihe Zheng, Jun Xu, Marwan Abdou Ahmed, and Thomas Graf, "Continuous-wave Yb-doped Sc2SiO5 thin-disk laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 37-39 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-1-37

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