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Intra-cavity pumped Yb:YAG thin-disk laser with 1.74% quantum defect

  • We present, to the best of our knowledge, the first intracavity pumped Yb:YAG thin-disk laser. It operates at 1050.7 nm with a quantum defect of just 1.74% due to pumping at 1032.4 nm. Low absorption of the pump light at the pump wavelength of 1032.4 nm is compensated for by placing the disk inside the resonator of another Yb:YAG thin-disk laser which is diode-pumped at 940 nm. The intra-cavity pumped laser has an output power of 10.3 W and a slope efficiency of 8.3%

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Author:Christian Vorholt, Ulrich Wittrock
Parent Title (English):Opt. Lett.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2015/10/19
Year of first Publication:2015
Release Date:2015/10/19
First Page:4819
Last Page:4822
Faculties:Physikingenieurwesen (PHY)
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Publication list:Wittrock, Ulrich
Licence (German):License LogoZweitveroeffentlichung