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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 2922–2927

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb:YLF laser

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 2922-2927 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002922


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Abstract

We demonstrate passive mode-locking by means of a semi-conductor saturable-absorber mirror in a diode-pumped Yb:YLF laser. We present crystal growth process, spectroscopic measurements, and investigation of mode-locking performance. Pulse trains with minimum duration of 196 fs, average power of 54 mW and a repetition rate of 55 MHz were obtained. The optical spectrum, centered at 1028 nm, has a 7.1-nm bandwidth leading to nearly transform-limited pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(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: November 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2008
Published: February 19, 2008

Citation
N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, L. Bonelli, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb:YLF laser," Opt. Express 16, 2922-2927 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-2922


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