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Yb:CALGO – Ytterbium-CALGO
Yb:CALGO – Ytterbium-CALGO

Ytterbium Calcium Aluminum Gadolinium Oxide (Yb:CaGdAlO4, called CALGO) is a promising new laser gain material which possesses several important advantages. The crystal structure is tetragonal. When it is pumped at 979 nm under Pi configuration, the emission spectrum exceeds 50 nm width and spreads from 994 nm to 1050 nm in theta configuration. This implies a very low quantum defect (down to 1.5%). Furthermore, the material has a high thermal conductivity. Due to these outstanding properties, Yb:CALGO is perfectly suitable for ultra-short pulse (USP) laser sources, generating femtosecond pulses with high average power directly from an oscillator.

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  • Yb:CALGO Key Features:

    • High absorption coefficient at 979 nm
     High stimulated emission cross section
     Low laser threshold
     Extremely low quantum defect
     Broad emission spectrum 994 – 1050 nm
     High slope efficiency with diode pumping