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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 31–33

Generation of 210 fs laser pulses at 1093 nm by a self-starting mode-locked Yb:GYSO laser

Binbin Zhou, Zhiyi Wei, Yongdong Zhang, Xin Zhong, Hao Teng, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 31-33 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000031


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Abstract

We report the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of the femtosecond laser operation by using a new alloyed Yb:GYSO crystal as the gain medium. With a 5 at. % Yb 3 + -doped sample and chirped mirrors for dispersion compensation, we obtained pulses as short as 210 fs at the center wavelength of 1093 nm . The average mode-locking power is 300 mW , and the pulse repetition frequency is 80 MHz .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2008
Published: December 22, 2008

Citation
Binbin Zhou, Zhiyi Wei, Yongdong Zhang, Xin Zhong, Hao Teng, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu, "Generation of 210 fs laser pulses at 1093 nm by a self-starting mode-locked Yb:GYSO laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 31-33 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-1-31


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