• Broadly tunable femtosecond mode-locking in a Tm:KYW laser near 2 μm 

    Lagatsky, A. A.; Calvez, S.; Gupta, J. A.; Kisel, V. E.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Brown, C. T. A.; Dawson, M. D.; Sibbett, W. (Optical Society of America, 2011-05-09)
    Efficient mode-locking in a Tm:KY(WO4)2 laser is demonstrated by using InGaAsSb quantum-well SESAMs. Self-starting ultrashort pulse generation was realized in the 1979-2074 nm spectral region. Maximum average output power up to 411 mW was produced around 1986 nm with the corresponding pulse duration and repetition rate of 549 fs and 105 MHz respectively. Optimised pulse durations ...
    2012-01-24
  • Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a compact, diode-pumped Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser 

    Bain, F. M.; Lagatsky, A. A.; Kurilchick, S. V.; Kisel, V. E.; Guretsky, S. A.; Luginets, A. M.; Kalanda, N. A.; Kolesova, I. M.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Sibbett, W.; Brown, C. T. A. (Optical Society of America, 2009-02-02)
    A diode-pumped LPE-grown Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser is demonstrated in a microchip monolithic cavity configuration. Output powers as high as 148mW and thresholds as low as 40mW were demonstrated during continuous-wave operation. Pulses of 170ns duration with maximum pulse energy of 44nJ at a 722kHz repetition rate were generated when Q-switched using a semiconductor saturable ...
    2012-01-23
  • Efficient 1 W continuous-wave diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser 

    Tolstik, N. A.; Kurilchik, S. V.; Kisel, V. E.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Maltsev, V. V.; Pilipenko, O. V.; Koporulina, E. V.; Leonyuk, N. I. (Optical Society of America, 2007-11-15)
    We report the spectroscopy and high-power continuous-wave (CW) diode-pumped laser operation of Er:Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal. Absorption and stimulated emission spectra, emission lifetimes, and efficiency of energy transfer from Yb3+ to Er3+ ions were determined. A CW Er:Yb:YAB laser emitting at 1602, 1555, and 1531 nm with output power as high as 1 W and slope efficiency up to 35% ...
    2012-01-23
  • Efficient diode-pumped Tm:KYW 1.9-μm microchip laser with 1 W cw output power 

    Gaponenko, M. S.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Südmeyer, T. (Optical Society of America, 2014)
    We report on a diode-pumped Tm:KYW microchip laser generating 1 W continuous-wave output power. The laser operates at a wavelength of 1.94 μm in the fundamental TEM00 mode with 71% slope efficiency relative to the absorbed pump radiation and 59% slope efficiency relative to the incident pump radiation. The optical-to-optical laser efficiency is 43%
    2016-01-05
  • Energy transfer in Tm,Ho:KYW crystal and diode-pumped microchip laser operation 

    Kurilchik, S. V.; Gusakova, N. V.; Demesh, M. P.; Yasukevich, A. S.; Kisel, V. E.; Pavlyuk, A. A.; Kuleshov, N. V. (Optical Society of America, 2016)
    An investigation of Tm-Ho energy transfer in Tm(5at.%), Ho(0.4at.%):KYW single crystal by two independent techiques was performed. Based on fluorescence dynamics measurements, energy transfer parameters P71 and P28 for direct (Tm→Ho) and back (Ho→Tm) transfers, respectively, as well as equilibrium constant Θ were evaluated. The obtained results were supported by calculation of ...
    2016-05-12
  • Eye-safe 1.55 μm passively Q-switched Er,Yb:GdAl3(BO3)4 diode-pumped laser 

    Gorbachenya, K. N.; Yasukevich, A. S.; Maltsev, V. V.; Leonyuk, N. I.; Kuleshov, N. V. (Optical Society of America, 2016)
    Eye-safe 1.55 μm passively Q-switched Er,Yb:GdAl3(BO3)4 diode-pumped laser / K. N. Gorbachenya [et al.] // Optics Letters. - 2016. - Vol. 41, №5. - P. 918-921.
    2016-03-28
  • Femtosecond pulse generation with a diode-pumped Yb3+:YVO4 laser 

    Kisel, V. E.; Troshin, A. E.; Shcherbitsky, V. G.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Matrosov, V. N.; Matrosova, T. A.; Kupchenko, M. I.; Brunner, F.; Paschotta, R.; Morier-Genoud, F.; Keller, U. (Optical Society of America, 2005-05-15)
    A diode-pumped Yb:YVO4 laser has been passively mode locked for the first time, to our knowledge. 120 fs pulses with an average output power of 300 mW and a peak power as high as 14.5 kW are obtained by use of a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror for passive mode locking. The optical spectrum has a 10 nm bandwidth (full width at half-maximum) and is centered at 1021 nm.
    2012-01-23
  • Femtosecond pulse operation of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser near 2 μm 

    Lagatsky, A. A.; Fusari, F.; Calvez, S.; Kurilchik, S. V.; Kisel, V. E.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Dawson, M. D.; Brown, C. T. A.; Sibbett, W. (Optical Society of America, 2010-01-15)
    We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, femtosecond-regime mode locking of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser operating in the 2 μm spectral region. Transform-limited 570 fs pulses were generated at 2055 nm by a Tm,Ho:KY(WO4)2 laser that produced an average output power of 130 mW at a pulse repetition frequency of 118 MHz. Mode locking was achieved using an ion-implanted ...
    2012-01-23
  • Highly efficient continuous-wave diode-pumped Er, Yb:GdAl3(BO3)4 laser 

    Kisel, V. E.; Gorbachenya, K. N.; Yasukevich, A. S.; Maltsev, V. V.; Leonyuk, N. I.; Kuleshov, N. V. (Optical Society of America, 2013)
    We report the highly efficient continuous-wave diode-pumped laser operation of Er, Yb:GdAl3 BO3 4 crystal. Absorption and stimulated emission spectra, emission lifetimes, and efficiencies of energy transfer from Yb3 to Er3 ions were determined. A maximal output power of 780 mWwas obtained at 1531 nm at absorbed pump power of 4 W with slope efficiency of 26%
    2016-01-05
  • Passive mode locking of 2.09 μm Cr,Tm,Ho:Y3Sc2Al3O12laser using PbS quantum-dot-doped glass 

    Denisov, I. A.; Skoptsov, N. A.; Gaponenko, M. S.; Malyarevich, A. M.; Yumashev, K. V.; Lipovskii, A. A. (Optical Society of America, 2009-11-01)
    Passive Q-switched mode locking of a 2.09 μm flashlamp-pumped Cr3+,Tm3+,Ho3+:Y3Sc2Al3O12 laser by use of a phosphate glass doped with PbS quantum dots of 5 nm in radius was demonstrated. Mode-locked pulses of 290 ps in duration and up to 0.5 mJ in energy were registered.
    2012-01-23
  • Passive mode locking of a Tm,Ho:KY(WO4)2 laser around 2 μm 

    Lagatsky, A. A.; Fusari, F.; Calvez, S.; Gupta, J. A.; Kisel, V. E.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Brown, C. T. A.; Dawson, M. D.; Sibbett, W. (Optical Society of America, 2009-09-01)
    We report the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of passive mode locking in a Tm3+, Ho3+-codoped KY(WO4)2 laser operating in the 2000-2060 nm spectral region. An InGaAsSb-based quantum well semiconductor saturable absorber mirror is used for the initiation and stabilization of the ultrashort pulse generation. Pulses as short as 3.3 ps were generated at 2057 nm with average ...
    2012-01-23
  • Passive Q-switching of a Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 microchip laser by a Cr:ZnS saturable absorber 

    Serres, Y. M.; Loiko, P. A.; Mateos, X.; Jambunathan, V.; Yasukevich, A. S.; Yumashev, K. V.; Petrov, V.; Griebner, U.; Aguilo, M.; Diaz, F. (Optical Society of America, 2016)
    A diode-pumped Tm;Ho:KLu WO42 microchip laser passively Q-switched with a Cr:ZnS saturable absorber generated an average output power of 131 mW at 2063.6 nm with a slope efficiency of 11% and a Q-switching conversion efficiency of 58%. The pulse characteristics were 14 ns∕9 μJ at a pulse repetition frequency of 14.5 kHz. With higher modulation depth of the saturable absorber, 9 ...
    2016-05-12
  • Spectroscopy and femtosecond laser performance of Yb3+:YAlO3 crystal 

    Kisel, V. E.; Kurilchik, S. V.; Yasukevich, A. S.; Grigoriev, S. V.; Smirnova, S. A.; Kuleshov, N. V. (Optical Society of America, 2008-10-01)
    We report what we believe to be the first demonstration of cw and passively mode-locked Yb3+:YAlO3(Yb:YAP) laser operation under diode pumping. Spectroscopic properties of a 0.6 at.%Yb3+-doped YAP single crystal were investigated. Output power up to 1.2 W with slope efficiency of 64.5% in the cw regime and 225 fs pulse duration with average power of 0.8 W from a mode-locked Yb:YAP ...
    2012-01-23
  • Thermal lens study in diode pumped Ng- and Np-cut Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser crystals 

    Loiko, P. A.; Yumashev, K. V.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Savitski, V. G.; Calvez, S.; Burns, D.; Pavlyuk, A. A. (Optical Society of America, 2009-12-21)
    A comparative study of thermal lensing effect in diode laser pumped Ng- and Np-cut Nd:KGd(WO4)2 (KGW) laser crystals was performed for laser emission polarized along the principle refractive axis, Nm. The thermal lens in the Ng-cut Nd: KGW was found to be weakly astigmatic with a positive refractive power for both the Nm- and Np-directions. For Np -cut Nd:KGW, strong astigmatism ...
    2012-01-24
  • Ultrafast laser inscribed Yb:KGd(WO4)2 and Yb:KY(WO4)2 channel waveguide lasers 

    Bain, F. M.; Lagatsky, A. A.; Thomson, R. R.; Psaila, N. D.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Kar, A. K.; Sibbett, W.; Brown, C. T. A. (Optical Society of America, 2009-12-07)
    We demonstrate laser action in diode-pumped microchip monolithic cavity channel waveguides of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 and Yb:KY(WO4)2 that were fabricated by ultrafast laser writing. The maximum output power achieved was 18.6 mW with a threshold of approximately 100 mW from an Yb:KGd(WO4)2waveguide laser operating at 1023 nm. The propagation losses for this waveguide structure were measured ...
    2012-01-23
  • Yb3+-doped YVO4 crystal for efficient Kerr-lens mode locking in solid-state lasers 

    Lagatsky, A. A.; Sarmani, A. R.; Brown, C. T. A.; Sibbett, W.; Kisel, V. E.; Selivanov, A. G.; Denisov, I. A.; Troshin, A. E.; Yumashev, K. V.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Matrosov, V. N.; Matrosova, T. A.; Kupchenko, M. I. (Optical Society of America, 2005-12-01)
    We report the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of soft-aperture Kerr-lens mode locking in a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb3+:YVO4 laser. Near-transform-limited pulses as short as 61 fs are generated around a center wavelength of 1050 nm with an output power of 54 mW and a pulse repetition frequency of 104.5 MHz. This is, to our knowledge, the shortest pulse generated directly ...
    2012-01-23