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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 28 — Dec. 31, 2012
  • pp: 29518–29523

1.2-GHz repetition rate, diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KYW laser mode-locked by a carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror

Hee-Won Yang, Chur Kim, Sun Young Choi, Guang-Hoon Kim, Yohei Kobayashi, Fabian Rotermund, and Jungwon Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 28, pp. 29518-29523 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.029518


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Abstract

We demonstrate a 1.2-GHz repetition rate, diode-pumped, self-starting, 168-fs (FWHM) pulsewidth Yb:KYW laser mode-locked by a carbon nanotube (CNT) saturable absorber mirror. To our knowledge, this result corresponds to the highest repetition rate from CNT-mode-locked femtosecond bulk solid-state lasers, reaching the GHz regime for the first time.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2012
Published: December 19, 2012

Citation
Hee-Won Yang, Chur Kim, Sun Young Choi, Guang-Hoon Kim, Yohei Kobayashi, Fabian Rotermund, and Jungwon Kim, "1.2-GHz repetition rate, diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KYW laser mode-locked by a carbon nanotube saturable absorber mirror," Opt. Express 20, 29518-29523 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-28-29518


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