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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 7 — Jul. 10, 2011
  • pp: 071406–071406

Stable, efficient diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGW laser through optimization of energy density on SESAM

Jinfeng Li, Xiaoyan Liang, Jinping He, and Hua Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 7, pp. 071406-071406 (2011)


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Abstract

An efficient high-power diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGW laser is repored. Through optimization of energy density by semiconductor saturable absorber mirror, output power achieved 2.4 W with pulse duration of 350 fs and repetition rate of 53 MHz at a pump power of 12.5 W, corresponding to an optical-to-optical efficiency of 19.2%. We believe that it is the highest optical-to-optical efficiency for single-diode-pumped bulk Yb:KGW femtosecond lasers to date.

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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

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Jinfeng Li, Xiaoyan Liang, Jinping He, and Hua Lin, "Stable, efficient diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGW laser through optimization of energy density on SESAM," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 071406-071406 (2011)
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