Abstract

We report a detailed characterization of the diode-pumping operation of the mixed crystal Yb0.1:Gd0.5Y0.4COB, including cw, tunable and femtosecond laser regimes. This crystal was recently proposed as a promising candidate for high-power as well as femtosecond operation. Our results show that the crystal quality and performance is comparable to the more deeply investigated and closely related calcium yttrium oxoborate and calcium gadolinium oxoborate laser crystals.

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D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

2016 (1)

2011 (1)

2010 (2)

2005 (1)

Y. Zhang, Z. B. Lin, Z. S. Hu, and G. F. Wang, “Growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:Gd0.5Y0.5Ca4O(BO3)3 crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 390, 194–196 (2005).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

1988 (1)

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

Agnesi, A.

Aka, G.

Aron, A.

Aus der Au, J.

Baer, C. R. E.

Balembois, F.

Brun, A.

Caird, J. A.

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

Cao, L.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Chase, L. L.

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

Courjaud, A.

Druon, F.

Erbert, G.

Fiebig, C.

Georges, P.

Griebner, U.

Guandalini, A.

He, L.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Heckl, O. H.

Hönninger, C.

Hu, Z. S.

Y. Zhang, Z. B. Lin, Z. S. Hu, and G. F. Wang, “Growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:Gd0.5Y0.5Ca4O(BO3)3 crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 390, 194–196 (2005).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

Ji, S.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Jing, H.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Keller, U.

Kemnitzer, M.

Kienle, F.

Kong, W.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Kränkel, C.

Krupke, W. F.

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

Li, J.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Lin, Z. B.

Y. Zhang, Z. B. Lin, Z. S. Hu, and G. F. Wang, “Growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:Gd0.5Y0.5Ca4O(BO3)3 crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 390, 194–196 (2005).
[Crossref]

Liu, J.

Mougel, F.

Payne, S. A.

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

Petermann, K.

Petrov, V.

Pirzio, F.

Ramponi, A. J.

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

Salin, F.

Saraceno, C. J.

Schmidt, A.

Staber, P. R.

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

Südmeyer, T.

Teng, B.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Tonelli, M.

Veronesi, S.

Vivien, D.

Wang, G.

Y. Zhang, B. Wei, and G. Wang, “Spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped Ca4Gd0.5Y0.5O(BO3)3 single crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 1468–1473 (2010).
[Crossref]

Wang, G. F.

Y. Zhang, Z. B. Lin, Z. S. Hu, and G. F. Wang, “Growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:Gd0.5Y0.5Ca4O(BO3)3 crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 390, 194–196 (2005).
[Crossref]

Wang, J.

Wei, B.

Y. Zhang, B. Wei, and G. Wang, “Spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped Ca4Gd0.5Y0.5O(BO3)3 single crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 1468–1473 (2010).
[Crossref]

Yoshida, A.

Zhang, H.

Zhang, S.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Zhang, Y.

Y. Zhang, B. Wei, and G. Wang, “Spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped Ca4Gd0.5Y0.5O(BO3)3 single crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 1468–1473 (2010).
[Crossref]

Y. Zhang, Z. B. Lin, Z. S. Hu, and G. F. Wang, “Growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:Gd0.5Y0.5Ca4O(BO3)3 crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 390, 194–196 (2005).
[Crossref]

Zhong, D.

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. A. Caird, S. A. Payne, P. R. Staber, A. J. Ramponi, L. L. Chase, and W. F. Krupke, “Quantum electronic properties of the Na3Ga2Li3F12:Cr3+ laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1077–1099 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. Alloys Compd. (2)

Y. Zhang, Z. B. Lin, Z. S. Hu, and G. F. Wang, “Growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+:Gd0.5Y0.5Ca4O(BO3)3 crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 390, 194–196 (2005).
[Crossref]

D. Zhong, B. Teng, W. Kong, S. Ji, S. Zhang, J. Li, L. Cao, H. Jing, and L. He, “Growth, structure, spectroscopic and continuous-wave laser properties of a new Yb:GdYCOB crystal,” J. Alloys Compd. 692, 413–419 (2017).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Status Solidi A (1)

Y. Zhang, B. Wei, and G. Wang, “Spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped Ca4Gd0.5Y0.5O(BO3)3 single crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 1468–1473 (2010).
[Crossref]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 The experimental setup for cw and mode-locking experiments. M1: spherical pump mirror (R = 50 mm), Anti-Reflection (AR) coated at 976 nm, High-Reflectivity (HR) at 1000–1100 nm; M2: spherical mirror (R = 100 mm), AR coated at 976 nm, HR at 1000–1100 nm; M3: plane mirror AR coated at 976 nm and HR at 1000–1100 nm, M4: plane mirror HR at 1000–1100 nm; OC: output coupler, 30’ wedged. For mode-locking operation (see insets 1 and 2): GTI: Gires-Tournois interferometer mirrors: GTI1 = −550 fs2, GTI2, GTI3 = −375 fs2.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Cw laser performance with different OCs (a) and slope efficiency as a function of the different OCs (b).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Gain cross-section spectrum at different values of inversion factor β for laser polarization along Y-axis (a), and tuning curve in cw regime with T = 0.8% OC (230 mW absorbed pump power) (b).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Autocorrelation trace of the shortest mode-locking pulses (a) and corresponding optical spectrum (inset). Fundamental beat note of the RF spectrum of the pulse train (b).

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η = λ p λ l η 0 ln ( R o c ) δ ln ( R o c )

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