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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16017–16021

Passively mode-locked and cavity-dumped Yb:KY(WO4)2 oscillator with positive dispersion

Guido Palmer, Moritz Emons, Martin Siegel, Andy Steinmann, Marcel Schultze, Max Lederer, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16017-16021 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016017


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Abstract

We demonstrate, what is to our knowledge the first passively mode-locked Ytterbium based solid state high energy laser oscillator operated in the positive dispersion regime. Compared to solitary mode-locking the pulse energy can be increased with even broader spectral bandwidth. With high speed cavity dumping the laser generates 2 µJ-pulses at a 1 MHz repetition rate. The chirped output pulses are compressible down to 420 fs.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2007
Published: November 19, 2007

Citation
Guido Palmer, Moritz Emons, Martin Siegel, Andy Steinmann, Marcel Schultze, Max Lederer, and Uwe Morgner, "Passively mode-locked and cavity-dumped Yb:KY(WO4)2 oscillator with positive dispersion," Opt. Express 15, 16017-16021 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-24-16017


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