15 May 2012 Ytterbium-doped Sc2SiO5 in thin-disk laser configuration
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We present first experimental investigations on Ytterbium-doped Sc2SiO5 as a promising gain medium for thin-disk lasers. This oxyorthosilicate laser material combines good thermo-mechanical properties and a broad emission bandwidth suitable for high-power cw and mode-locked laser operation. The demonstrated average output powers of up to 75 W with a not yet optimized thin-disk crystal confirm the power capability of this new material and preliminary tests on passive mode-locking indicate the high potential for future ultrafast thin-disk laser oscillators.
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K. S. Wentsch, L. Zheng, J. Xu, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, "Ytterbium-doped Sc2SiO5 in thin-disk laser configuration", Proc. SPIE 8433, Laser Sources and Applications, 84331C (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.923767
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