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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 748–750

Palm-top-size, 1.5 kW peak-power, and femtosecond (160 fs) diode-pumped mode-locked Yb + 3 : KY ( WO 4 ) 2 solid-state laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror

Shogo Yamazoe, Masaki Katou, Takashi Adachi, and Tadashi Kasamatsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 748-750 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000748


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Abstract

We report a palm-top-size femtosecond diode-pumped mode-locked Yb + 3 : KY ( WO 4 ) 2 solid-state laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror utilizing soliton mode locking for shortening the cavity to 50 mm. An average output power of 680 mW and a pulse width of 162 fs were obtained at 1045 nm with a repetition rate of 2.8 GHz, which led to a peak power of 1.5 kW. Average power fluctuations of a modularized laser source were found to be ±10% for the free-running 3000 h operation and ±1% for the power-controlled 2000 h operation.

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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
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

Citation
Shogo Yamazoe, Masaki Katou, Takashi Adachi, and Tadashi Kasamatsu, "Palm-top-size, 1.5 kW peak-power, and femtosecond (160 fs) diode-pumped mode-locked Yb+3:KY(WO4)2 solid-state laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Opt. Lett. 35, 748-750 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-5-748


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