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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4248–4253

Femtosecond diode-pumped solid-state laser with a repetition rate of 4.8 GHz

Selina Pekarek, Alexander Klenner, Thomas Südmeyer, Christian Fiebig, Katrin Paschke, Götz Erbert, and Ursula Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4248-4253 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.004248


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Abstract

We report on a diode-pumped Yb:KGW (ytterbium-doped potassium gadolinium tungstate) laser with a repetition rate of 4.8 GHz and a pulse duration of 396 fs. Stable fundamental modelocking is achieved with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). The average output power of this compact diode-pumped solid state laser is 1.9 W which corresponds to a peak power of 0.9 kW and the optical-to-optical efficiency is 36%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the femtosecond DPSSL with the highest repetition rate ever reported so far.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2012
Published: February 6, 2012

Citation
Selina Pekarek, Alexander Klenner, Thomas Südmeyer, Christian Fiebig, Katrin Paschke, Götz Erbert, and Ursula Keller, "Femtosecond diode-pumped solid-state laser with a repetition rate of 4.8 GHz," Opt. Express 20, 4248-4253 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-4248


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