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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2002
  • pp: 197–199

Diode-pumped Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 197-199 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000197


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Abstract

We have developed a diode-pumped Yb3+Sr3Y(BO3)3 (Yb:BOYS) laser generating 69-fs pulses, at a central wavelength of 1062 nm. This laser is mode locked by use of a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror and emits 80 mW of average power at 113 MHz. This is, to our knowledge, the first mode-locked Yb:BOYS laser and the shortest duration obtained from an ytterbium laser with a crystalline host. The central wavelength can be tuned from 1051 to 1070 nm, for sub-100-fs pulses. We have also achieved an average power as high as 300 mW with pulse duration of 86 fs at 1068 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(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

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F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, "Diode-pumped Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-3-197


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