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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Nov. 8, 2010
  • pp: 24325–24330

42-fs diode-pumped Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 oscillator

Akira Yoshida, Andreas Schmidt, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Junhai Liu, Christian Fiebig, Katrin Paschke, Götz Erbert, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 24325-24330 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.024325


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Abstract

We demonstrate a passively mode-locked femtosecond laser based on the self-frequency-doubling crystal Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3. The oscillator is pumped by a novel two-section distributed Bragg-reflector tapered diode-laser. Pulses as short as 46 fs and 42 fs at 1050 nm are achieved for the E//Z polarization without and with external compression, respectively. These are, to the best of our knowledge, the shortest pulses obtained from an oscillator based on Yb3+-doped bulk material.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2010
Published: November 5, 2010

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Akira Yoshida, Andreas Schmidt, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Junhai Liu, Christian Fiebig, Katrin Paschke, Götz Erbert, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner, "42-fs diode-pumped Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 oscillator," Opt. Express 18, 24325-24330 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-23-24325


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