Applied Physics B

, Volume 86, Issue 4, pp 681–685

Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal

  • Y. Cheng
  • H.J. Zhang
  • Y.G. Yu
  • J.Y. Wang
  • X.T. Tao
  • J.H. Liu
  • V. Petrov
  • Z.C. Ling
  • H.R. Xia
  • M.H. Jiang
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-006-2506-5

Cite this article as:
Cheng, Y., Zhang, H., Yu, Y. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 86: 681. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2506-5

Abstract

A laser crystal of Yb:LuVO4 with high optical quality was grown by the Czochralski technique. Its thermal properties including specific heat, thermal expansion coefficients, and thermal conductivities along the a- and c-axis have been measured for the first time. Continuous-wave laser output up to 3.5 W at 1031 nm was obtained at room temperature through end-pumping by a high-power diode laser. The corresponding optical conversion efficiency was 43% and the slope efficiency was 72%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Cheng
    • 1
  • H.J. Zhang
    • 1
  • Y.G. Yu
    • 1
  • J.Y. Wang
    • 1
  • X.T. Tao
    • 1
  • J.H. Liu
    • 2
  • V. Petrov
    • 2
  • Z.C. Ling
    • 3
  • H.R. Xia
    • 3
  • M.H. Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Institute of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanP.R. China
  2. 2.Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast SpectroscopyBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsShandong UniversityJinanP.R. China