Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a compact, diode-pumped Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser

Fiona Mair Bain, Alexander Alexandrovich Lagatsky, S. V. Kurilchick, V. E. Kisel, S. A. Guretsky, A. M. Luginets, N. A. Kalanda, I. M. Kolesova, N. V. Kuleshov, Wilson Sibbett, C Tom A Brown

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Abstract

A diode-pumped LPE-grown Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser is demonstrated in a microchip monolithic cavity configuration. Output powers as high as 148mW and thresholds as low as 40mW were demonstrated during continuous-wave operation. Pulses of 170ns duration with maximum pulse energy of 44nJ at a 722kHz repetition rate were generated when Q-switched using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1666-1670
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2009

Keywords

  • YB-KGD(WO4)(2) LASER
  • SLOPE EFFICIENCY
  • LOW-THRESHOLD
  • YB-KYW
  • KY(WO4)(2)
  • CONVERSION
  • TUNGSTATE
  • EMISSION
  • CRYSTALS
  • GROWTH

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