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Applied Physics B

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 185–189 | Cite as

Laser operation of the new stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2

  • P. Klopp
  • U. Griebner
  • V. Petrov
  • X. Mateos
  • M.A. Bursukova
  • M.C. Pujol
  • R. Sole
  • J. Gavalda
  • M. Aguilo
  • F. Güell
  • J. Massons
  • T. Kirilov
  • F. Diaz
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Abstract.

We demonstrate for the first time laser operation with the monoclinic stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2 (hereafter KYbW). Lasing on the 2F 5/2 ?2F 7/2 transition of Yb3+ at room temperature has been achieved near 1074 nm with >41% slope efficiency (>26% maximum conversion efficiency) using a 0.5-mm-thick plate of KYbW. This new laser material holds great promise for diode-pumped high-power lasers, thin-disk and waveguide designs as well as for ultrashort (ps/fs) pulse laser systems.

PACS: 42.55.Rz; 42.70.Hj 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Klopp
    • 1
  • U. Griebner
    • 1
  • V. Petrov
    • 1
  • X. Mateos
    • 2
  • M.A. Bursukova
    • 2
  • M.C. Pujol
    • 2
  • R. Sole
    • 2
  • J. Gavalda
    • 2
  • M. Aguilo
    • 2
  • F. Güell
    • 2
  • J. Massons
    • 2
  • T. Kirilov
    • 2
  • F. Diaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, 12489 Berlin, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Grup de Fisica i Cristallografia (FiCMA), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 43005 Tarragona, SpainES

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