Thermal and laser properties of Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal

Jing Li*, Jiyang Wang, Xiufeng Cheng, Xiaobo Hu, P. A. Burns, J. M. Dawes

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Abstract

Large optical-quality Yb:YAl3(BO3)4(Yb:YAB) crystals have been grown by the flux method. The thermal properties of Yb:YAB crystal were measured for the first time. The thermal properties of Yb:YAB crystal with different Yb3+ ion concentrations are also reported. The results show that the ytterbium concentration influences the properties of Yb:YAB crystal. The specific heat decreases with the increase of Yb3+ ion concentrations in the experiment range. Apparently, the thermal expansion coefficient increases along the c-direction with the increase of Yb3+ ion concentrations, while it changes slightly along the a-direction. The output laser in 1120-1140 nm ranges has been demonstrated pumped by InGaAs laser. The slope efficiency is 3.8%. The self-frequency-doubling output power of 1 mW is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-462
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume250
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

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