Efficient and tunable continuous-wave diode-pumped Yb3+:Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser.
Auteur : Augé F, Balembois F, Georges P, Brun A, Mougel F, Aka G, Kahn-Harari A, Vivien D
Année : 1999
Journal : Appl Opt 1559-128X
PubMed Id : 18305701
A Yb(3+):Ca(4)GdO(BO(3))(3) (Yb:GdCOB) crystal has been diode pumped for the first time to our knowledge. We obtained 47.5% slope efficiency at 6 degrees C, producing 191 mW of power at 1050 nm, with a 2.4% output coupler. Temperature does not significantly affect the laser performance: At room temperature we still obtained 180 mW of power for the same cavity. We achieved tunability of the Yb:GdCOB laser from 1035 to 1088 nm with a 1.7% output coupler and 100-nm tunability with a low-transmission output coupling (T = 0.03%).