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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1479–1486

Dual-wavelength mode-locked Yb:YAG
ceramic laser in single cavity

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


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1479-1486 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.001479


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated a dual-wavelength independently mode-locked Yb:YAG ceramic laser in a single cavity. Dual-wavelength mode locking at 1033.6 and 1047.6 nm was operated simultaneously in one beam. Each pulse width was measured to be approximately 380 fs using an autocorrelator. The spectral widths were 4.50 nm centered at 1033.6 nm and 3.08 nm centered at 1047.6 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first dual-wavelength mode locking achieved in Yb-doped solid-state lasers.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2010
Published: January 12, 2010

Citation
Hiroaki Yoshioka, Shinki Nakamura, Takayo Ogawa, and Satoshi Wada, "Dual-wavelength mode-locked Yb:YAG
ceramic laser in single cavity," Opt. Express 18, 1479-1486 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-2-1479


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