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Performance of diode-pumped Yb:YAP lasers with different crystal orientations
Author(s): R. Akbari; P. Loiko; J. Xu; X. Xu; A. Major
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Paper Abstract

High power performance of diode-pumped Yb:YAP lasers with different crystal orientation (cuts) was investigated. The crystal samples exhibited similar pump absorption properties. In continuous-wave (CW) regime, the maximum output power of <7 W could be generated using the b-cut and c-cut Yb:YAP crystals with slope efficiency up to 70%, while the laser with the a-cut crystal was limited to 5.6 W of output power most likely due to the thermal lensing effect. Owing to the high thermal conductivity and broad emission bandwidth of Yb:YAP, this crystal is a suitable laser host for high power laser operation in CW and pulsed regimes.

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Date Published: 21 February 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11259, Solid State Lasers XXIX: Technology and Devices, 112591T (21 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2542078
Show Author Affiliations
R. Akbari, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)
P. Loiko, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
J. Xu, Jiangsu Normal Univ. (China)
X. Xu, Tongji Univ. (China)
A. Major, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11259:
Solid State Lasers XXIX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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