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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3353–3361

Diode-pumped ultrashort-pulse generation based on Yb3+:Sc2O3 and Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic multi-gain-media oscillator

Masaki Tokurakawa, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, Meichin Noriyuki, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3353-3361 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.003353


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Abstract

Diode-pumped mode-locked laser operation based on Yb3+:Sc2O3 and Yb3+:Y2O3 multi-gain-media oscillator has been demonstrated. 66-fs pulse duration with an average power of 1.5 W and 53-fs pulse duration with an average power of 1 W under 8-W laser diode pumping were achieved. The optical-to-optical efficiency was 18.8%. Additionally, 68-fs pulse duration with an average power of 540 mW from Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic was also obtained.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2009
Published: February 18, 2009

Citation
Masaki Tokurakawa, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, Meichin Noriyuki, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped ultrashort-pulse generation based on Yb3+:Sc2O3 and Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic multi-gain-media oscillator," Opt. Express 17, 3353-3361 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3353


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