Abstract

Efficient laser action was demonstrated in the long-wavelength emission sideband of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal by effectively suppressing lasing in the main emission band with specific mirror coatings. With an X-cut crystal, a maximum output power of 13.0 W at wavelengths around 1065 nm with E//Z was generated with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 45.1%; with a Z-cut crystal, the highest output power around 1085 nm with E//X amounted to 15.5 W, the optical-to-optical efficiency being 44.4%. The most efficient laser oscillation realized with Y-cut crystal consisted of two orthogonal polarization components, E//Z and E//X, that occurred in different wavelength regions centered at about 1065 and 1084 nm, producing a total output power of 15.0 W with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 46.3%.

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2016 (2)

J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

2015 (3)

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, M. Jia, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber,” Appl. Opt. 54(11), 3225–3230 (2015).

2014 (1)

2013 (1)

2011 (1)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).

2007 (1)

2001 (1)

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

2000 (1)

1999 (2)

F. Mougel, K. Dardenne, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, “Ytterbium-doped Ca4GdO(BO3)3: an efficient infrared laser and self-frequency doubling crystal,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(1), 164–172 (1999).

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

1998 (1)

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Aguiló, M.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

Aka, G.

Aron, A.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

F. Druon, F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Efficient, tunable, zero-line diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Y) lasers at room temperature and application to miniature lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(1), 18–22 (2000).

Augé, F.

Baer, C. R. E.

Balembois, F.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

F. Druon, F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Efficient, tunable, zero-line diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Y) lasers at room temperature and application to miniature lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(1), 18–22 (2000).

Brun, A.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

F. Druon, F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Efficient, tunable, zero-line diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Y) lasers at room temperature and application to miniature lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(1), 18–22 (2000).

Chai, B. H. T.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Chen, X.

J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, M. Jia, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber,” Appl. Opt. 54(11), 3225–3230 (2015).

Dai, Q.

J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

J. Liu, Q. Dai, Y. Wan, W. Han, and X. Tian, “The potential of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal in generating high-energy laser pulses,” Opt. Express 21(8), 9365–9376 (2013).

Dardenne, K.

Díaz, F.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

Druon, F.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

F. Druon, F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Efficient, tunable, zero-line diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Y) lasers at room temperature and application to miniature lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(1), 18–22 (2000).

Eichenholz, J. M.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Erbert, G.

Fiebig, C.

Gao, Z.

Georges, P.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

F. Druon, F. Augé, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Efficient, tunable, zero-line diode-pumped, continuous-wave Yb3+:Ca4LnO(BO3)3 (Ln = Gd, Y) lasers at room temperature and application to miniature lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(1), 18–22 (2000).

Griebner, U.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

A. Yoshida, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, C. Fiebig, G. Erbert, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and U. Griebner, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YCOB laser generating 35 fs pulses,” Opt. Lett. 36(22), 4425–4427 (2011).

Hammons, D. A.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Han, W.

J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, M. Jia, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber,” Appl. Opt. 54(11), 3225–3230 (2015).

J. Liu, Q. Dai, Y. Wan, W. Han, and X. Tian, “The potential of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal in generating high-energy laser pulses,” Opt. Express 21(8), 9365–9376 (2013).

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).

Heckl, O. H.

Huber, G.

Jacquet, M.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

Jia, M.

Kahn-Harari, A.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

F. Mougel, K. Dardenne, G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, and D. Vivien, “Ytterbium-doped Ca4GdO(BO3)3: an efficient infrared laser and self-frequency doubling crystal,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(1), 164–172 (1999).

Keller, U.

Kränkel, C.

Lenain, N.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

Liu, J.

J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, M. Jia, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber,” Appl. Opt. 54(11), 3225–3230 (2015).

J. Liu, Q. Dai, Y. Wan, W. Han, and X. Tian, “The potential of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal in generating high-energy laser pulses,” Opt. Express 21(8), 9365–9376 (2013).

A. Yoshida, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, C. Fiebig, G. Erbert, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and U. Griebner, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YCOB laser generating 35 fs pulses,” Opt. Lett. 36(22), 4425–4427 (2011).

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).

J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Output-coupling-dependent polarization state of a continuous-wave Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(20), 2909–2911 (2007).

Loiko, P.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

Loiseau, P.

Mateos, X.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

Mougel, F.

Peale, R. E.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Petermann, K.

Peters, R.

Petrov, V.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

A. Yoshida, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, C. Fiebig, G. Erbert, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and U. Griebner, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YCOB laser generating 35 fs pulses,” Opt. Lett. 36(22), 4425–4427 (2011).

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).

J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Output-coupling-dependent polarization state of a continuous-wave Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(20), 2909–2911 (2007).

Qiu, H.

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Richardson, M.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Saraceno, C. J.

Schmidt, A.

Serres, J. M.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

Shah, L.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Südmeyer, T.

Tian, W.

Tian, X.

Viana, B.

A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

Vivien, D.

Wan, Y.

Wang, J.

Wei, Z.

Xu, H.

J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, M. Jia, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber,” Appl. Opt. 54(11), 3225–3230 (2015).

Ye, Q.

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

Yi, H.

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

Yoshida, A.

Yu, H.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, M. Jia, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber,” Appl. Opt. 54(11), 3225–3230 (2015).

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, W. Tian, J. Wang, Z. Zhang, Z. Wei, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Generation of 73 fs pulses from a diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 39(20), 5870–5872 (2014).

Yumashev, K.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

Zhang, H.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, M. Jia, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber,” Appl. Opt. 54(11), 3225–3230 (2015).

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, W. Tian, J. Wang, Z. Zhang, Z. Wei, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Generation of 73 fs pulses from a diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 39(20), 5870–5872 (2014).

A. Yoshida, A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, C. Fiebig, G. Erbert, J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and U. Griebner, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YCOB laser generating 35 fs pulses,” Opt. Lett. 36(22), 4425–4427 (2011).

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).

J. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Output-coupling-dependent polarization state of a continuous-wave Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(20), 2909–2911 (2007).

Zhang, Z.

Zhu, J.

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J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).

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J. Liu, W. Han, X. Chen, Q. Dai, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Continuous-wave and passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystal,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21(1), 1600808 (2015).

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P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Liu, K. Yumashev, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Thermal lensing and multiwatt microchip laser operation of Yb:YCOB crystals,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(3), 1501312 (2016).

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J. Liu, X. Chen, W. Han, H. Xu, H. Yu, and H. Zhang, “Passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3/GaAs laser generating 1-mJ of pulse energy,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 28(10), 1104–1106 (2016).

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D. A. Hammons, J. M. Eichenholz, Q. Ye, B. H. T. Chai, L. Shah, R. E. Peale, M. Richardson, and H. Qiu, “Laser action in Yb3+:YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3),” Opt. Commun. 156(4-6), 327–330 (1998).

L. Shah, Q. Ye, J. M. Eichenholz, D. A. Hammons, M. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and R. E. Peale, “Laser tunability in Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3 (Yb:YCOB),” Opt. Commun. 167(1-6), 149–153 (1999).

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X. Chen, H. Xu, W. Han, H. Yi, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Liu, “Compact repetitively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Laser Technol. 70, 128–130 (2015).

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A. Aron, G. Aka, B. Viana, A. Kahn-Harari, D. Vivien, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, N. Lenain, and M. Jacquet, “Spectroscopic properties and laser performances of Yb:YCOB and potential of the Yb:LaCOB material,” Opt. Mater. 16(1-2), 181–188 (2001).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Output power versus incident pump power for different output couplings, measured with the X-cut Yb:YCOB crystal.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Evolution of lasing spectrum with pumping level, measured with the X-cut Yb:YCOB crystal under conditions of T = 2%.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Lasing spectrum for T = 5%, 10%, and 20%, measured at Pin = 15.4 W with the X-cut Yb:YCOB crystal.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Output power versus incident pump power, measured with the Y-cut Yb:YCOB crystal for T = 2%, 10%, and 20% (a), and for T = 5% (b).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Lasing spectrum for different output couplings, measured at Pin = 15.4 W with the Y-cut Yb:YCOB crystal.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Output power versus incident pump power for different output couplings, measured with the Z-cut Yb:YCOB crystal.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Lasing spectrum for different output couplings, measured at Pin = 15.4 W with the Z-cut Yb:YCOB crystal.

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Table 1 Parameters Characterizing the Lasing Properties of the X-, Y-, and Z-cut Yb:YCOB crystals

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