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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 2904–2909

Ultrashort pulse generation from diode pumped mode-locked Yb3+:sesquioxide single crystal lasers

M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, R. Peters, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Petermann, and G. Huber  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 2904-2909 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002904


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Abstract

We present diode pumped SESAM supported Kerr-lens mode locked laser operation based on Yb3+:Sc2O3 and Yb3+:Lu2O3 single crystals. Pulses as short as 71 fs with an average power of 1.09 W were obtained from an Yb3+:Lu2O3 single crystal. Yb3+:Sc2O3 delivered pulses as short as 81 fs with an average power of 840 mW. The mode locked laser operation was stable for longer than 2 hours.

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OCIS Codes
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2011
Published: January 31, 2011

Citation
M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, R. Peters, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, "Ultrashort pulse generation from diode pumped mode-locked Yb3+:sesquioxide single crystal lasers," Opt. Express 19, 2904-2909 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-2904


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