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Ytterbium-doped Sc2SiO5 in thin-disk laser configuration
Author(s): K. S. Wentsch; L. Zheng; J. Xu; B. Weichelt; M. Abdou Ahmed; Th. Graf
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Paper Abstract

We present first experimental investigations on Ytterbium-doped Sc2SiO5 as a promising gain medium for thin-disk lasers. This oxyorthosilicate laser material combines good thermo-mechanical properties and a broad emission bandwidth suitable for high-power cw and mode-locked laser operation. The demonstrated average output powers of up to 75 W with a not yet optimized thin-disk crystal confirm the power capability of this new material and preliminary tests on passive mode-locking indicate the high potential for future ultrafast thin-disk laser oscillators.

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Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8433, Laser Sources and Applications, 84331C (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923767
Show Author Affiliations
K. S. Wentsch, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
L. Zheng, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)
J. Xu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)
B. Weichelt, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
M. Abdou Ahmed, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Th. Graf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8433:
Laser Sources and Applications
Thomas Graf; Jacob I. Mackenzie; Helena Jelínková; John Powell, Editor(s)

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