Laser performance at room-temperature of diode-pumped Yb3+: YLF and Yb3+: CaF2 crystals

Year: 2009

Authors: Pirri A., Alderighi D., Toci G., Vannini M., Tonelli M., Nikl M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fisica Applicata Carrara, IFAC-CNR, Via Madonna del Piano 10C, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy; NEST-Dipartimento di Fisica-Università di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo, 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy; Institute of Physics AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, 16253 Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract: We report the laser performance of diode-pumped Yb3+:YLF and Yb3+:CaF2 crystals operating in Continuous Wave (CW) and quasi-CW lasing at room temperature with high efficiency power. Furthermore we probed thermal effects on the materials.

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KeyWords: diode