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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19040–19046

Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:LYSO laser with 61fs pulse duration

Wenlong Tian, Zhaohua Wang, Long Wei, Yingnan Peng, Jinwei Zhang, Zheng Zhu, Jiangfeng Zhu, Hainian Han, Yulei Jia, Lihe Zheng, Jun Xu, and Zhiyi Wei  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19040-19046 (2014)

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A stable diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked (KLM) Yb:LuYSiO5 (Yb:LYSO) laser of generating 61 fs pulses at a central wavelength of 1055.4 nm is experimentally demonstrated. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of femtosecond KLM operation in Yb:LYSO laser, and it is believed that 61 fs is the shortest pulse duration ever produced from an Yb-doped orthosilicate laser. The average output power of the mode-locked laser is 40 mW and the repetition rate is 113 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(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

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2014
Published: July 29, 2014

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Wenlong Tian, Zhaohua Wang, Long Wei, Yingnan Peng, Jinwei Zhang, Zheng Zhu, Jiangfeng Zhu, Hainian Han, Yulei Jia, Lihe Zheng, Jun Xu, and Zhiyi Wei, "Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:LYSO laser with 61fs pulse duration," Opt. Express 22, 19040-19046 (2014)

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