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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 31846–31851

Powerful 67 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked prismless Yb:KGW oscillator

Haitao Zhao and Arkady Major  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 31846-31851 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.031846


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Abstract

We report on the generation of 67 fs pulses from a diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KGW bulk laser. The average output power reached 3 W, corresponding to >38 nJ of pulse energy and >570 kW of peak power. The mode locking was initiated by a semiconductor saturable absorber. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest average output power produced to date from Yb-ion based bulk lasers with such a short pulse duration.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2013
Published: December 16, 2013

Citation
Haitao Zhao and Arkady Major, "Powerful 67 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked prismless Yb:KGW oscillator," Opt. Express 21, 31846-31851 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-26-31846


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