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Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a compact, diode-pumped Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser

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Fiona Mair Bain, Alexander Alexandrovich Lagatsky, S. V. Kurilchick, V. E. Kisel, S. A. Guretsky, A. M. Luginets, N. A. Kalanda, I. M. Kolesova, N. V. Kuleshov, Wilson Sibbett, C Tom A Brown

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Abstract

A diode-pumped LPE-grown Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser is demonstrated in a microchip monolithic cavity configuration. Output powers as high as 148mW and thresholds as low as 40mW were demonstrated during continuous-wave operation. Pulses of 170ns duration with maximum pulse energy of 44nJ at a 722kHz repetition rate were generated when Q-switched using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1666-1670
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2009

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  • YB-KGD(WO4)(2) LASER, SLOPE EFFICIENCY, LOW-THRESHOLD, YB-KYW, KY(WO4)(2), CONVERSION, TUNGSTATE, EMISSION, CRYSTALS, GROWTH

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