Applied Physics B

, Volume 80, Issue 2, pp 171–176 | Cite as

Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping

  • M. Jacquemet
  • C. Jacquemet
  • N. Janel
  • F. Druon
  • F. Balembois
  • P. Georges
  • J. Petit
  • B. Viana
  • D. Vivien
  • B. Ferrand
Article

Abstract

We report here on the efficient laser action of a new Yb-doped crystal Yb3+:Lu2SiO5 (Yb:LSO) under high power diode-pumping (15 W). Its performances were compared to another Yb-doped crystal belonging to the oxyorthosilicate family: the Yb:YSO. For both crystals, more than 7 W of laser radiation around 1 μm was obtained under 14.4 W of incident pump power at 978 nm, leading to high optical conversions of more than 50%. Finally, both crystals demonstrate little sensitivity to pump wavelength drift and exhibit broad tunability at a multiwatt level (more than 4 W over 50 nm and 60 nm, respectively for Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jacquemet
    • 1
  • C. Jacquemet
    • 1
  • N. Janel
    • 1
  • F. Druon
    • 1
  • F. Balembois
    • 1
  • P. Georges
    • 1
  • J. Petit
    • 2
  • B. Viana
    • 2
  • D. Vivien
    • 2
  • B. Ferrand
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique UMR 8501 du CNRSBât. 503 Centre UniversitaireOrsay CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Chimie Appliquée de l’Etat Solide UMR 7574 du CNRS ENSCPParisFrance
  3. 3.LETI/DOPT/CEA-GGrenobleFrance

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