Growth and Initial Experiments Demonstrating Watt Level Output From Yb:YAG Planar Waveguides Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition

Stephen J. Beecher, James Grant-Jacob, Tina L. Parsonage, Ping Hua, Amol Choudhary, Jacob I. Mackenzie, David P. Shepherd, Robert Eason
2015 Advanced Solid State Lasers   unpublished
We report on the growth and initial characterization of pulsed laser deposited Yb:YAG. When used as a planar waveguide laser slope efficiencies of at least 34% are observed for a 45% reflectivity output coupler.
doi:10.1364/assl.2015.atu1a.9 fatcat:ohetetdjwfditbum5uv3aaezkm