Thin disk laser operation and spectroscopic characterization of Yb-doped sesquioxides and potassium tungstates

M. Larionov, J. Gao, S. Erhard, A. Giesen, K. Contag, V. Peters, E. Mix, L. Fornasiero, K. Petermann, G. Huber, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov

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    Yb:SC2O3 and Yb:Lu2O3 crystals have been grown and analyzed spectroscopically. In the thin disk laser configuration cw operation with 61% slope efficiency and a maximum output power of 18.3 W could be demonstrated with Yb:Sc2O3. Yb-doped potassium tungstates were also operated in a high power cw thin disk laser. 73 W of output power with more than 60% optical efficiency and 73% slope efficiency was achieved using Y-b:KYW. (C) 2001 Optical Society of America.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL)
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
    EditorsC. Marshall
    Place of PublicationWashington
    PublisherOptical Society of America
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)1557526613, 9781557526618
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event16th Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers - Seattle, United States
    Duration: 28 Jan 200131 Jan 2001

    Publication series

    NameOSA trends in optics and photonics
    PublisherOptical Society of America


    Conference16th Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers
    CountryUnited States

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