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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 6255–6261

CW and femtosecond operation of a diode-pumped Yb:BaY2F8 laser

G. Galzerano, N. Coluccelli, D. Gatti, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 6255-6261 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.006255


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Abstract

We report for the first time on laser action of a diode-pumped Yb:BaY2F8 crystal. Both CW and femtosecond operations have been demonstrated at room-temperature conditions. A maximum output power of 0.56 W, a slope efficiency of 34%, and a tunability range from 1013 to 1067 nm have been obtained in CW regime. Transform-limited pulse trains with a minimum duration of 275 fs, an average power of 40 mW, and a repetition rate of 83 MHz have been achieved in a passive mode-locked regime using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(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 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2010
Published: March 12, 2010

Citation
G. Galzerano, N. Coluccelli, D. Gatti, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "CW and femtosecond operation of a diode-pumped Yb:BaY2F8 laser," Opt. Express 18, 6255-6261 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-6-6255


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