Direct-diode-pumped crystalline Yb lasers are simple and efficient but low powered. We use reshaped diode bars and demonstrate a scheme to produce as much as 6.3 W in 100 to 225 fs pulses.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
G. R. Holtom, "A Simple Mode-Locked Yb:KGW Laser Pumped by Polarization-Coupled Diode Bars," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMQ3.
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