Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications

Spectroscopic properties and laser operation of Yb3+ : SGYB crystal

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Houping Xia, Qian Ma, Qiang Xu, Lei Zhao

Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, College of Physics and Optoelectronics Technology, Baoji, Shaanxi, China

Baoji Research Center of Ultrafast Lasers and Advanced Materials Science and Technology, Baoji, Shaanxi, China

Opt. Eng. 56(3), 036103 (Mar 02, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.3.036103
History: Received January 3, 2017; Accepted February 14, 2017
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Abstract.  A Sr3Yb0.1Gd0.2Y0.7(BO3)3 single crystal was grown by the Czochralski method. The crystal was evaluated by absorption, emission, and luminescence decay measurements. The relevant absorption and emission cross-sections as well as fluorescence lifetimes were calculated and compared. Studies showed that the existence of Gd3+ can lead to greater structural disorder and broaden the spectra of the crystal. Diode-pumped laser action of this crystal is demonstrated for the first time, and the best output power of 1.8 W with a slope efficiency of 75.8% was obtained. Dual-wavelength and three-wavelength oscillations were observed. Thus, this crystal is suitable for use as tunable or ultrashort laser mediums.

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Houping Xia ; Qian Ma ; Qiang Xu and Lei Zhao
"Spectroscopic properties and laser operation of Yb3+ : SGYB crystal", Opt. Eng. 56(3), 036103 (Mar 02, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.3.036103


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