The prospects for Yb- and Nd-doped tungstate microchip lasers

V. G. Savitski, R. B. Birch, E. Fraczek, A. J. Kemp, P. A. Loiko, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk

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Abstract

Potassium gadolinium and yttrium tungstates doped with trivalent Nd, Yb or Tm ions are widely used crystals for efficient diode-pumped lasers. They are usually oriented along the b crystallographic axis, which is also the N p axis of optical indicatrix. The Np-cut is characterized by a strong thermal lens with opposing signs along Nm and N g [1]. This is unsuited to microchip lasers which require a positive thermal lens for a stable cavity. Therefore, a detailed investigation of thermo-optic effects and microchip laser potential of other crystallographic orientations in tungstate crystals is of interest.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781479905942
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2013 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

Conference

ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/05/1316/05/13

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Lasers
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Crystals
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Yttrium
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Crystal orientation
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Potassium
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potassium
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Keywords

  • crystal orientation
  • microchip lasers
  • ytterbium compounds
  • potassium compounds

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Savitski, V. G., Birch, R. B., Fraczek, E., Kemp, A. J., Loiko, P. A., Yumashev, K. V., ... Pavlyuk, A. A. (2013). The prospects for Yb- and Nd-doped tungstate microchip lasers. In 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6800602
Savitski, V. G. ; Birch, R. B. ; Fraczek, E. ; Kemp, A. J. ; Loiko, P. A. ; Yumashev, K. V. ; Kuleshov, N. V. ; Pavlyuk, A. A. / The prospects for Yb- and Nd-doped tungstate microchip lasers. 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013.
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The prospects for Yb- and Nd-doped tungstate microchip lasers. / Savitski, V. G.; Birch, R. B.; Fraczek, E.; Kemp, A. J.; Loiko, P. A.; Yumashev, K. V.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Pavlyuk, A. A.

2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013.

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Savitski VG, Birch RB, Fraczek E, Kemp AJ, Loiko PA, Yumashev KV et al. The prospects for Yb- and Nd-doped tungstate microchip lasers. In 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. 2013 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6800602