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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29867–29873

Diode-pumped 88-fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:Y3Ga5O12 crystal laser

Jinwei Zhang, Hainian Han, Wenlong Tian, Liang Lv, Qing Wang, and Zhiyi Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29867-29873 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.029867


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Abstract

We realized a stable Kerr-lens mode-locked operation in a diode-pumped Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser. Pulses as short as 88 fs at the center wavelength of 1042 nm were obtained at a repetition rate of 159.3 MHz. The maximum output power was 104 mW under the incident pump power of 3.9 W. By comparing the mode-locked characteristics under different output transmissions, we obtained pulses with the highest output power of 330 mW and a duration of 149 fs. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2013
Published: November 26, 2013

Citation
Jinwei Zhang, Hainian Han, Wenlong Tian, Liang Lv, Qing Wang, and Zhiyi Wei, "Diode-pumped 88-fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:Y3Ga5O12 crystal laser," Opt. Express 21, 29867-29873 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-24-29867


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