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Applied Physics B

, 124:13 | Cite as

A discretely tunable dual-wavelength multi-watt Yb:CALGO laser

  • Sujith Manjooran
  • Pavel Loiko
  • Arkady Major
Article

Abstract

A discretely tunable dual-wavelength diode-pumped Yb:CALGO laser using a single birefringent filter (BRF) plate which covered a wavelength range of approximately 1020–1070 nm was demonstrated. A detailed study was conducted for BRF plates with thickness of 0.5, 2, 4 and 6 mm using different output couplers. This simple design was capable of delivering multi-watt dual-wavelength output power and the frequency offset discretely varied from approximately 1.3 to 12.5 THz. The maximum dual-wavelength output power was 4.1 W using a 6-mm-thick BRF plate with 5% output coupler.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge funding of this project provided by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Western Economic Diversification Canada, and the University of Manitoba. P. Loiko acknowledges financial support from the Government of the Russian Federation (Grant No. 074-U01) through ITMO Post-Doctoral Fellowship scheme.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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