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Lasing properties of new Yb-doped borate compounds with varying gadolinium and yttrium concentration
Author(s): Inka Manek-Hönninger; Marie Chavoutier; Véronique Jubera; Dominique Descamps; Philippe Veber; Matias Velazquez; A. Garcia; L. Canioni
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Paper Abstract

We show spectroscopic and lasing properties of new ytterbium-doped borate compounds with the structure Li6(Gd(1- x)Yx)0.75Yb0.25(BO3)3 with x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1, respectively. All compounds show large emission spectra suitable for femtosecond pulse generation. We studied the laser performances in a diode-pumped linear laser cavity on about 1- mm-thick crystal samples having an ytterbium doping concentration of 22 %. The compounds show all cw lasing at wavelengths around 1040 to 1060 nm with a slope efficiency of 32 %. The maximum observed output power was 460 mW at an incident pump power of 1.6 W at 972 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7912, Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices, 79121L (15 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873716
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Inka Manek-Hönninger, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
Marie Chavoutier, ICMCB-CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
Véronique Jubera, ICMCB-CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
Dominique Descamps, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
Philippe Veber, ICMCB-CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
Matias Velazquez, ICMCB-CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
A. Garcia, ICMCB-CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
L. Canioni, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7912:
Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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