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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18838–18843

High power cw and mode-locked oscillators based on Yb:KYW multi-crystal resonators

A.-L. Calendron, K. S. Wentsch, and M. J. Lederer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18838-18843 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018838


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Abstract

We report on a high power diode-pumped laser using multiple bulk Yb:KY(WO4)2 (KYW) crystals in a resonator optimised for this operation. From a dual-crystal resonator we obtain more than 24W of cwpower in a TEM00 mode limited by the available pump power. We also present results for semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) mode-locking in the soliton as well as positive dispersion regime with average output powers of 14.6W and 17W respectively.

© 2008 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: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2008
Published: October 30, 2008

Citation
A.-L. Calendron, K. S. Wentsch, and M. J. Lederer, "High power cw and mode-locked oscillators based on Yb:KYW multi-crystal resonators," Opt. Express 16, 18838-18843 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18838


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