Spectral properties and infrared laser performance of diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)(4)

P Wang*, JM Dawes, P Dekker, JA Piper

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Abstract

Infrared laser performance of the novel laser crystal Yb:YAl3(BO3)(4), pumped by a 1.6W fibre-coupled 975nm diode, is reported. The maximum output power at 1040nm was 654mW and the threshold 123mW. Slope efficiencies as high as 71% and optical-optical conversion efficiencies of 53% were obtained. The spectral and laser properties of this crystal are comparable with other ytterbium laser materials including Yb:YAG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced solid-state lasers
EditorsMM Fejer, H Injeyan, U Keller
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherOptical Soc of America
Pages614-617
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1557525838
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventTopical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers - SEATTLE, Canada
Duration: 28 Jan 200131 Jan 2001

Publication series

NameOSA TRENDS IN OPTICS AND PHOTONICS
PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMERICA
Volume26
ISSN (Print)1094-5695

Conference

ConferenceTopical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers
CountryCanada
CitySEATTLE
Period28/01/0131/01/01

Keywords

  • Yb : YAl3(BO3)(4)
  • (140.3380) laser materials
  • (140.3480) Lasers
  • diode-pumped
  • (140.3070) infrared and far-infrared lasers
  • YB-YAG LASERS
  • CRYSTAL
  • GROWTH

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