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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2423–2428

Wavelength-switchable mode-locked Yb:LuAG laser between 1031 nm and 1046 nm

Weiyang Ge, Hanxiao Liang, Jie Ma, Guoqiang Xie, Wenlan Gao, Peng Yuan, Liejia Qian, Xiaodong Xu, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2423-2428 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002423


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated a wavelength switchable passively mode-locked Yb:LuAG laser. The mode locked laser wavelength could be switched between 1031 nm and 1046 nm by a slit. With a coupler of 2% transmission, mode locked pulses with pulse duration of 1.15 ps and average output power of 1.3 W were generated at 1031 nm. By simply translating the slit position, 1046-nm mode locked pulses were generated with pulse duration of 252 fs and average output power of 676mW. With the output coupler of 8% transmission, higher average output power of 2.2 W was generated at 1031 nm with pulse duration of 1.8 ps, which is the highest average output power ever reported for Yb:LuAG mode-locked lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2013
Published: January 28, 2014

Citation
Weiyang Ge, Hanxiao Liang, Jie Ma, Guoqiang Xie, Wenlan Gao, Peng Yuan, Liejia Qian, Xiaodong Xu, and Jun Xu, "Wavelength-switchable mode-locked Yb:LuAG laser between 1031 nm and 1046 nm," Opt. Express 22, 2423-2428 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2423


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