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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12163–12168

Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser oscillator pumped by a high power fiber-coupled diode laser module

Arkady Major, Richard Cisek, and Virginijus Barzda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12163-12168 (2006)

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The development and characterization of a diode-pumped ultrashort pulse Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser oscillator is reported. The laser was pumped by a 25W fiber-coupled diode laser module operating at 980 nm wavelength. In the mode-locked regime, 296 fs duration pulses centered around 1031 nm were generated at a repetition rate of 61 MHz with a total average output power of up to 3.7W, corresponding to 205 kW of peak power and 60 nJ of energy per pulse. Compensation of positive intracavity dispersion was realized using a single chirped dielectric mirror.

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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
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Arkady Major, Richard Cisek, and Virginijus Barzda, "Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser oscillator pumped by a high power fiber-coupled diode laser module," Opt. Express 14, 12163-12168 (2006)

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