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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 12191–12197

Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KYW laser at 4.6-GHz repetition rate

Mamoru Endo, Akira Ozawa, and Yohei Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 12191-12197 (2012)

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We developed a laser-diode pumped, 4.6-GHz repetition-rate, Yb:KYW Kerr-lens mode-locked femtosecond oscillator. A bow-tie ring cavity generates an output power of 14.6 mW with a spectrum width of 11 nm at 1046 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest-repetition frequency in the laser-diode pumped femtosecond Kerr-lens mode-locked laser.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2012
Published: May 14, 2012

Mamoru Endo, Akira Ozawa, and Yohei Kobayashi, "Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KYW laser at 4.6-GHz repetition rate," Opt. Express 20, 12191-12197 (2012)

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