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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2354–2359

Diode-pumped Yb:GSO femtosecond laser

Wenxue Li, Qiang Hao, Hui Zhai, Heping Zeng, Wei Lu, Guangjun Zhao, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2354-2359 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.002354


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Abstract

Compact femtosecond laser operation of Yb:Gd2SiO5 (Yb:GSO) crystal was demonstrated under high-brightness diode-end-pumping. A semiconductor saturable absorption mirror was used to start passive mode-locking. Stable mode-locking could be realized near the emission bands around 1031, 1048, and 1088 nm, respectively. The mode-locked Yb:GSO laser could be tuned from one stable mode-locking band to another with adjustable pulse durations in the range 1~100 ps by slightly aligning laser cavity to allow laser oscillations at different central wavelengths. A pair of SF10 prisms was inserted into the laser cavity to compensate for the group velocity dispersion. The mode-locked pulses centered at 1031 nm were compressed to 343 fs under a typical operation situation with a maximum output power of 396 mW.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Citation
Wenxue Li, Qiang Hao, Hui Zhai, Heping Zeng, Wei Lu, Guangjun Zhao, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu, "Diode-pumped Yb:GSO femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 15, 2354-2359 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-5-2354


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