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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 8919–8925

Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YAG ceramic laser

Hiroaki Yoshioka, Shinki Nakamura, Takayo Ogawa, and Satoshi Wada  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 8919-8925 (2009)

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A diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb:YAG ceramic laser was demonstrated. 417 and 286 fs pulses with average powers of 250 and 25 mW were obtained at 1030 nm using 1 and 0.1% output couplers, respectively. 233 fs pulses with an average power of 20 mW were also obtained at a center wavelength of 1048.3 nm using a 0.1% output coupler. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YAG ceramic laser.

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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
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2009
Published: May 13, 2009

Hiroaki Yoshioka, Shinki Nakamura, Takayo Ogawa, and Satoshi Wada, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:YAG ceramic laser," Opt. Express 17, 8919-8925 (2009)

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