Red and orange laser operation of Pr:KYF4 pumped by a Nd:YAG/LBO laser at 469.1nm and a InGaN laser diode at 444nm

B. Xu, F. Starecki, D. Paboeuf, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, Z. P. Cai, A. Braud, R. Moncorgé, Philippe Goldner, F. Bretenaker

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Abstract

We report the basic luminescence properties and the continuous-wave (CW) laser operation of a Pr3+-doped KYF4 single crystal in the Red and Orange spectral regions by using a new pumping scheme. The pump source is an especially developed, compact, slightly tunable and intra-cavity frequency-doubled diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser delivering a CW output power up to about 1.4 W around 469.1 nm. At this pump wavelength, red and orange laser emissions are obtained at about 642.3 and 605.5 nm, with maximum output powers of 11.3 and 1 mW and associated slope efficiencies of 9.3% and 3.4%, with respect to absorbed pump powers, respectively. For comparison, the Pr:KYF4 crystal is also pumped by a InGaN blue laser diode operating around 444 nm. In this case, the same red and orange lasers are obtained, but with maximum output powers of 7.8 and 2 mW and the associated slope efficiencies of 7 and 5.8%, respectively. Wavelength tuning for the two lasers is demonstrated by slightly tilting the crystal. Orange laser operation and laser wavelength tuning are reported for the first time.
LanguageEnglish
Pages5567-5574
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2013

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Xu, B., Starecki, F., Paboeuf, D., Camy, P., Doualan, J. L., Cai, Z. P., ... Bretenaker, F. (2013). Red and orange laser operation of Pr:KYF4 pumped by a Nd:YAG/LBO laser at 469.1nm and a InGaN laser diode at 444nm. Optics Express, 21(5), 5567-5574. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005567
Xu, B. ; Starecki, F. ; Paboeuf, D. ; Camy, P. ; Doualan, J. L. ; Cai, Z. P. ; Braud, A. ; Moncorgé, R. ; Goldner, Philippe ; Bretenaker, F. / Red and orange laser operation of Pr:KYF4 pumped by a Nd:YAG/LBO laser at 469.1nm and a InGaN laser diode at 444nm. In: Optics Express. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 5. pp. 5567-5574.
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Xu, B, Starecki, F, Paboeuf, D, Camy, P, Doualan, JL, Cai, ZP, Braud, A, Moncorgé, R, Goldner, P & Bretenaker, F 2013, 'Red and orange laser operation of Pr:KYF4 pumped by a Nd:YAG/LBO laser at 469.1nm and a InGaN laser diode at 444nm' Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 5567-5574. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005567

Red and orange laser operation of Pr:KYF4 pumped by a Nd:YAG/LBO laser at 469.1nm and a InGaN laser diode at 444nm. / Xu, B.; Starecki, F.; Paboeuf, D.; Camy, P.; Doualan, J. L.; Cai, Z. P.; Braud, A.; Moncorgé, R.; Goldner, Philippe; Bretenaker, F.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 5, 11.03.2013, p. 5567-5574.

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