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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3229–3232

Ultrafast Yb : Y 2 SiO 5 laser investigation based on a carbon nanotube absorber

Chengcheng Liu, Yonggang Wang, Jie Liu, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 19, pp. 3229-3232 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.003229


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Abstract

Transmission-type single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorbers were successfully fabricated and used in a CW passively mode-locked Yb : Y 2 SiO 5 laser for the first time to our knowledge. We obtained pulses as short as 1.1 ps around a center wavelength of 1058 nm . The average output power of 1.1 W was achieved at the repetition of 96.7 MHz ; the corresponding peak power and energy of a single pulse was 10.3 kW and 11.4 nJ , respectively.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2011
Published: June 23, 2011

Citation
Chengcheng Liu, Yonggang Wang, Jie Liu, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu, "Ultrafast Yb:Y2SiO5 laser investigation based on a carbon nanotube absorber," Appl. Opt. 50, 3229-3232 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-19-3229


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