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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 5978–5983

Numerical and experimental investigation of a continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:YAG laser at a wavelength of 1.05 μm

Binbin Zhou, Zhiyi Wei, Dehua Li, Hao Teng, and Gilbert L. Bourdet  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 31, pp. 5978-5983 (2009)

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We present the results of a novel numerical and experimental investigation aimed at obtaining efficient 1.05 μm operation with a Yb:YAG laser. The model shows that the emitting wavelength of the Yb:YAG laser is affected by the combination of length and doping concentration of the gain medium. Efficient continuous-wave laser operation at the wavelength of 1050 nm was experimentally obtained in good agreement with the model predictions. Based on continuous-wave operation, generation of 1.8 ps laser pulses at the central wavelength of 1050 nm , as well as 170 fs laser pulses at the central wavelength of 1053 nm , were realized.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2009
Published: October 26, 2009

Binbin Zhou, Zhiyi Wei, Dehua Li, Hao Teng, and Gilbert L. Bourdet, "Numerical and experimental investigation of a continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:YAG laser at a wavelength of 1.05 μm," Appl. Opt. 48, 5978-5983 (2009)

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