Polarization-tunable Yb:KGW laser based on internal conical refraction
2007 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 32, no 19, 2783-2785 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using internal conical refraction, we demonstrate an Yb:KGW laser where the polarization state can be arbitrarily altered without any additional cavity components. The extinction ratio can also be altered between 1:1 and 40:1. The maximum output power achieved was 8.6 W at a slope efficiency of 60.5% with respect to incident pump power. This equals the power performance of a standard Yb:KGW laser used for reference.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 32, no 19, 2783-2785 p.
Laser beam effects; Light extinction; Light polarization; Refraction; Ytterbium compounds; Extinction ratio; Polarization state; Slope efficiency; Semiconductor lasers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7825DOI: 10.1364/OL.32.002783ISI: 000250499900006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-39749139758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7825DiVA: diva2:12962
QC 201007132007-12-142007-12-142010-07-13Bibliographically approved