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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12832–12838

Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic laser

M. Tokurakawa, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12832-12838 (2006)

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We report a diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic laser by use of a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. Almost transform-limited 357 fs pulses at the center wavelength of 1033.5 nm with a maximum average power of 352 mW are obtained. The efficiency against the absorbed pump power is as high as 32% by use of a laser-diode pumping and the repetition rate is 97 MHz. This is the first demonstration of a diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic laser to our knowledge.

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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
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

M. Tokurakawa, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic laser," Opt. Express 14, 12832-12838 (2006)

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