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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2004
  • pp: 391–393

Highly efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser

Peter Klopp, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Klaus Petermann, Volker Peters, and Götz Erbert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 391-393 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000391


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Abstract

Passive mode locking of the Yb:Sc2O3 laser is demonstrated. We investigate the laser performance with Ti:sapphire and diode-laser pumping. The laser is mode locked by use of a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror and emits as much as 0.8 W of power in the picosecond range with a pump efficiency as high as 47%. With dispersion compensation, pulses as short as 230 fs for an average power of 0.54 W are obtained at 1044 nm. This is, to our knowledge, the first femtosecond oscillator based on an Yb-doped sesquioxide crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

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Peter Klopp, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Klaus Petermann, Volker Peters, and Götz Erbert, "Highly efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 391-393 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-4-391

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