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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2596–2599

High-power high-repetition-rate subpicosecond monolithic Yb:KGW laser with self-mode locking

W. Z. Zhuang, M. T. Chang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2596-2599 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002596


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Abstract

We report on a high-power subpicosecond monolithic self-mode-locked Yb:KGW laser with the pulse repetition rate up to several tens of gigahertz. Experimental results reveal that not only the repetition rate but also the pulse width depend on the length of the laser crystal. Using a coated Yb:KGW crystal with a length of 3.36 mm, mode-locked pulses with pulse duration of 850 fs at the repetition rate of 22.4 GHz have been achieved. With an incident pump power of 10.5 W, an average output power of 3.6 W was achieved which corresponds to the optical conversion efficiency of 34.3%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013

Citation
W. Z. Zhuang, M. T. Chang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen, "High-power high-repetition-rate subpicosecond monolithic Yb:KGW laser with self-mode locking," Opt. Lett. 38, 2596-2599 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-14-2596


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