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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15539–15544

Ultrashort pulse Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 mode-locked oscillator

Simon Rivier, Andreas Schmidt, Christian Kränkel, Rigo Peters, Klaus Petermann, Günter Huber, Martin Zorn, Markus Weyers, Andreas Klehr, Götz Erbert, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15539-15544 (2007)

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Passive mode-locked laser operation based on an Yb-doped lanthanum scandium borate crystal is demonstrated. Pulse durations as short as 58 fs and 67 fs were achieved applying a Ti:sapphire- and a diode-laser pump source, respectively. The average output powers were 73 mW and 39 mW at a repetition rate of 90 MHz. The laser was broadly tunable from 1028 to 1057 nm in the sub-200 fs pulse regime.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2007
Published: November 8, 2007

Simon Rivier, Andreas Schmidt, Christian Kränkel, Rigo Peters, Klaus Petermann, Günter Huber, Martin Zorn, Markus Weyers, Andreas Klehr, Götz Erbert, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner, "Ultrashort pulse Yb:LaSc3(BO3)4 mode-locked oscillator," Opt. Express 15, 15539-15544 (2007)

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