Laser Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 10, pp 1204–1208 | Cite as

Laser performance of Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 compared to Yb:KGd(WO4)2 under diode-bar pumping

  • J. E. Hellström
  • V. Pasiskevicius
  • F. Laurell
  • B. Denker
  • B. Galagan
  • L. Ivleva
  • S. Sverchkov
  • I. Voronina
  • V. Horvath
Solid State and Liquid Lasers

Abstract

A study of Yb:GdCOB under diode-bar pumping has been performed and the results are compared, experimentally and theoretically, with Yb:KGW in the same cavity. An output power of 7.3 W and a slope efficiency of 57.4% were obtained. Self-frequency-doubling experiments are also discussed.

PACS numbers

42.70.Hj 42.70.Mp 42.70.Nq 42.55.-f 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Hellström
    • 1
  • V. Pasiskevicius
    • 1
  • F. Laurell
    • 1
  • B. Denker
    • 2
  • B. Galagan
    • 2
  • L. Ivleva
    • 2
  • S. Sverchkov
    • 2
  • I. Voronina
    • 2
  • V. Horvath
    • 3
  1. 1.Laser PhysicsKTH—Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Prokhorov General Physics InstituteMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Crystal Physics LaboratoryResearch Institute for Solid-State Physics and OpticsBudapestHungary

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