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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 5005–5012

Ultra-short-pulsed and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators

Frédéric Druon, François Balembois, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 5005-5012 (2004)

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We report the shortest pulses ever produced with an Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O {Yb:SYS} laser. 70 fs has been demonstrated for an average power of 156 mW at 1066 nm. Moreover, tunability in the 100-fs range has been obtained between 1055 nm and 1072 nm. Finally, an average power of 420 mW has been obtained at 1068 nm with 110-fs pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

Frédéric Druon, François Balembois, and Patrick Georges, "Ultra-short-pulsed and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators," Opt. Express 12, 5005-5012 (2004)

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