Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

High-power CW diode-pumped laser operation of Yb3+:CaF2 crystal
Author(s): Mathieu Jacquemet; Andrea Lucca; Frederick Druon; Francois Balembois; Patrick M. Georges; Vincent Petit; Jean-Louis Doualan; Patrice Camy; Richard Moncorge
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

We present here the first CW high power laser operation obtained under diode-pumping with an Yb3+:CaF2 crystal. This crystal exhibits good thermo-optical properties and can easily be grown in bulk crystals or in thin films. A maximum power of 5.8 W in a diffraction limited beam has been obtained with a 5% ytterbium-doped crystal of 4 mm-long. Moreover, the laser wavelength has been tuned over 54 nm, between 1018 and 1072 nm, and the double-pass small-signal gain has been measured to be more than 1.8, showing the great potential of Yb3+:CaF2 as a gain media for ultra-short pulses operation or as amplifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5460, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545519
Show Author Affiliations
Mathieu Jacquemet, Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS (France)
Andrea Lucca, Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS (France)
Frederick Druon, Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS (France)
Francois Balembois, Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS (France)
Patrick M. Georges, Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS (France)
Vincent Petit, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Jean-Louis Doualan, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Patrice Camy, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Richard Moncorge, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5460:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers
Alphan Sennaroglu; James G. Fujimoto; Clifford R. Pollock, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top