In this paper, we present a simple, compact, and efficient Yb:CALGO laser system that can produce sub-100 fs pulses easily tunable over a 38 nm wide wavelength range between 1034 and 1072 nm. The laser is passively mode locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber and generates up to 90 mW output power (for 230 mW absorbed pump), using a single prism for both tuning and dispersion compensation.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2013
Published: May 9, 2013
Antonio Agnesi, Alessandro Greborio, Federico Pirzio, Elena Ugolotti, Giancarlo Reali, Annalisa Guandalini, and Juerg Aus der Au, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked tunable Yb:CALGO solid-state laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1513-1516 (2013)