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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2002
  • pp: 108–113

Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 108-113 (2002)

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We demonstrate the operation of a low threshold femtosecond Yb:KYW laser, using a saturable absorber mirror for passive mode-locking and a high brightness laser diode as pumping source. Fourier-limited pulses with a duration of 101 fs are achieved at an output power of ≈100 mW. The performance of the Yb:KYW laser was also compared to that of Yb:KGW and Yb:glass in the same setup.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 7, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2002
Published: January 28, 2002

Peter Klopp, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, and Goetz Erbert, "Passively mode-locked Yb:KYWlaser pumped by a tapered diode laser," Opt. Express 10, 108-113 (2002)

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