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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1322–1325

Thin-disk laser operation of Pr3+,Mg2+:SrAl12O19

Andreas Voss, Fabian Reichert, Philip Werner Metz, Daniel-Timo Marzahl, Christian Kränkel, Günter Huber, and Thomas Graf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1322-1325 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001322


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Abstract

We present first results in applying the thin-disk concept to lasers directly emitting in the visible spectral range. The pump light was provided by 24 InGaN laser diodes emitting 1 W each at 444 nm, which were coupled into a 200 μm fiber. A 300 μm thin Pr3+,Mg2+:SrAl12O19 crystal served as gain medium. In continuous-wave operation an output power of 0.88 W and a slope efficiency of 12% with respect to the absorbed pump power were achieved at an emission wavelength of 643.5 nm. Modulating the pump source at a duty cycle of 10% yielded an instantaneous output power of 1.67 W, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 26%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2014
Published: February 28, 2014

Citation
Andreas Voss, Fabian Reichert, Philip Werner Metz, Daniel-Timo Marzahl, Christian Kränkel, Günter Huber, and Thomas Graf, "Thin-disk laser operation of Pr3+,Mg2+:SrAl12O19," Opt. Lett. 39, 1322-1325 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-5-1322


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