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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5377–5380

2.8  W end-pumped Yb3+:LiYF4 waveguide laser

Western Bolaños, Florent Starecki, Alain Braud, Jean-Louis Doualan, Richard Moncorgé, and Patrice Camy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5377-5380 (2013)

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Continuous wave, room temperature laser oscillation around 1 μm is reported for the first time (to our knowledge) from an Yb3+-doped fluoride crystalline waveguide fabricated by using the liquid phase epitaxy technique. Maximum slope efficiencies of 76% and 41% were obtained for laser emissions at 994 and 1020 nm, respectively. A maximum output power of 2.8 W was obtained at 1020 nm by pumping around 980 nm with a high-brightness fiber laser in an 87 mm long V-shaped cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Western Bolaños, Florent Starecki, Alain Braud, Jean-Louis Doualan, Richard Moncorgé, and Patrice Camy, "2.8  W end-pumped Yb3+:LiYF4 waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 5377-5380 (2013)

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