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First laser emission of Yb-0.15:(Lu0.5Y0.5)3Al(5)O(12)ceramics

Year: 2016

Authors: Toci G., Pirri A., Li J., Xie T., Pan Y., Babin V., Beitlerova A., Nikl M., Vannini M.

Autors Affiliation: C.N.R. – National Research Council, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy;
C.N.R. – National Research Council, Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara“ Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy;
Key Laboratory of Transparent and Opto-functional Advanced Inorganic Materials, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050, China;
Institute of Physics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Cukrovarnicka 10, Prague 162 53, Czech Republic

Abstract: We report the first laser oscillation on Yb-0.15:(Lu0.5Y0.5)(3)Al-12 ceramics at room temperature. At 1030 nm we measured a maximum output power of 7.3 W with a corresponding slope efficiency of 55.4% by using an output coupler with a transmission of T = 39.2%. The spectroscopic properties are compared with those of the two parent garnets Yb: YAG and Yb: LuAG. To the best of our knowledge these are the first measurements reported in literature achieved with this new host. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 24 (9)      Pages from: 9611  to: 9616

More Information: This work was supported by CNR-AVCR Joint Project 2013-2015 “Influence of composition and defects on the properties of transparent ceramics and crystals for laser and scintillator applications” and also partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61575212) and Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professor for Senior International Scientists (Grant No. 2013T2G0004).
KeyWords: Yttrium aluminum garnet, Laser emission; Laser oscillations; Maximum output power; New hosts; Output couplers; Slope efficiencies; Spectroscopic property, Ceramic materials
DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.009611

Citations: 12
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