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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18495–18500

Evidence of dissipative solitons in Yb3+:CaYAlO4

W. D. Tan, D. Y. Tang, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. D. Xu, D. Z. Li, and J. Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18495-18500 (2011)

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Operation of an end-pumped Yb3+: CaYAlO4 laser operating in the positive dispersion regime is experimentally investigated. The laser emitted strongly chirped pulses with extremely steep spectral edges, resembling the characteristics of dissipative solitons observed in fiber lasers. The results show that dissipative soliton emission constitutes another operating regime for mode locked Yb3+-doped solid state lasers, which can be explored for the generation of stable large energy femtosecond pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2011
Published: September 6, 2011

W. D. Tan, D. Y. Tang, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, X. D. Xu, D. Z. Li, and J. Xu, "Evidence of dissipative solitons in Yb3+:CaYAlO4," Opt. Express 19, 18495-18500 (2011)

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