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Highly efficient diode-pumped ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum borate laser

Authors
Journal
Optics Communications
0030-4018
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
174
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0030-4018(99)00686-0
Keywords
  • Diode Pumped Lasers
  • Ytterbium Laser Materials
  • Self-Frequency-Doubling Lasers
  • Yttrium Aluminum Borate Crystal
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract Efficient operation at 1040 nm of a diode-pumped Yb:YAl 3(BO 3) 4 laser is reported. A range of cavity configurations has been investigated, as well as output wavelength range. The maximum output power was 654 mW and slope efficiency 71% when pumped with a 1.6 W fibre-coupled diode at 976 nm. Further improvement can be expected with an optimised cavity design. Self-frequency-doubled operation was also demonstrated.

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