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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1425–1431

Yb:LuAG laser ceramics: a promising high power laser gain medium

Dewei Luo, Jian Zhang, Changwen Xu, Hao Yang, Hui Lin, Haiyong Zhu, and Dingyuan Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 1425-1431 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.001425


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Abstract

Yb:LuAG laser ceramics with different Yb3+ doping concentrations were successfully fabricated by using a solid-state reactive sintering method. SEM graphs demonstrate that the samples have a dense and pore-free microstructure. Based on the spectroscopic studies the ceramics have a large emission cross-section of 2.7 × 10−20 cm2 at 1030 nm emission peak. CW laser operation of the samples has given 7.2 W output power with 65% slope efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2012
Published: September 20, 2012

Citation
Dewei Luo, Jian Zhang, Changwen Xu, Hao Yang, Hui Lin, Haiyong Zhu, and Dingyuan Tang, "Yb:LuAG laser ceramics: a promising high power laser gain medium," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1425-1431 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-10-1425


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