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Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk
Author(s): S. Ricaud; A. Jaffres; P. Loiseau; B. Viana; B. Weichelt; M. Abdou-Ahmed; A. Voss; T. Graf; D. Rytz; M. Delaigue; E. Mottay; P. Georges; F. Druon
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Paper Abstract

We present an Yb-CALGO thin-disk laser in continuous regime. In a slightly multimode configuration we obtain up to 29.5W of average power, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 40% and an optical-to-optical efficiency of 32%. We then design a monomode cavity, and achieve 25W of average power. The tuning range of the laser emission was from 1018 to 1052nm. In a Q-switch regime, we obtain more than 1 mJ at 100 Hz repetition rate, and 4.5W at 10 kHz repetition rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8235, Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices, 82350Q (15 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.907934
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S. Ricaud, Lab. Charles Fabry, CNRS, Univ. Paris Sud 11 (France)
Amplitude Systèmes (France)
A. Jaffres, Lab. de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
P. Loiseau, Lab. de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
B. Viana, Lab. de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
B. Weichelt, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
M. Abdou-Ahmed, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
A. Voss, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
T. Graf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
D. Rytz, FEE GmbH (Germany)
M. Delaigue, Amplitude Systèmes (France)
E. Mottay, Amplitude Systèmes (France)
P. Georges, Lab. Charles Fabry, CNRS, Univ. Paris Sud 11 (France)
F. Druon, Lab. Charles Fabry, CNRS, Univ. Paris Sud 11 (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8235:
Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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