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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10725–10730

227-fs pulses from a mode-locked Yb:LuScO3 thin disk laser

Cyrill R. E. Baer, Christian Kränkel, Oliver H. Heckl, Matthias Golling, Thomas Südmeyer, Rigo Peters, Klaus Petermann, Günter Huber, and Ursula Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10725-10730 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.010725


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Abstract

We report on the first mode-locked thin disk laser based on Yb:LuScO3. This new mixed gain material combines the emission peaks of two sesquioxides, leading to a gain bandwidth of more than 20 nm. We achieve 7.2 W average output power in 227-fs pulses, which is shorter than for any previous ultrafast thin disk laser. The output power was limited by a growth defect near the center of the thin disk.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2009
Published: June 11, 2009

Citation
Cyrill R. E. Baer, Christian Kränkel, Oliver H. Heckl, Matthias Golling, Thomas Südmeyer, Rigo Peters, Klaus Petermann, Günter Huber, and Ursula Keller, "227-fs pulses from a mode-locked
Yb:LuScO3 thin disk laser," Opt. Express 17, 10725-10730 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-13-10725


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