Widely tunable Yb:KYW laser with a volume Bragg grating
2007 (English)In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 15, no 3, 1003-1010 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We demonstrate a narrowband, continuously tunable Yb: KYW laser locked by a volume Bragg grating at oblique incidence in a retroreflector configuration. The tuning range was 997 nm to 1050 nm (15 THz) with bandwidth < 0.1 nm and a maximum output power of 4.7 W. In a high- quality beam with M-2 < 1.3, the maximum output power was 1.7 W. We also demonstrate 3 W output power at 1064 nm from the same Yb: KYW laser with the grating at normal incidence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 15, no 3, 1003-1010 p.
Bandwidth; Fiber Bragg gratings; Laser beams; Laser mode locking; Laser tuning; Ytterbium; Output power; Retroreflectors; Volume Bragg grating; Yb:KYW lasers; Solid state lasers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8204DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.001003ISI: 000244682200029ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33846863604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8204DiVA: diva2:13461
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