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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1555–1557

Efficient diode-pumped Yb 3 + : Y 2 SiO 5 and Yb 3 + : Lu 2 SiO 5 high-power femtosecond laser operation

F. Thibault, D. Pelenc, F. Druon, Y. Zaouter, M. Jacquemet, and P. Georges  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1555-1557 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001555


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Abstract

We report the mode-locked operation of two new Yb-doped oxyorthosilicates, Y 2 SiO 5 (YSO) and Lu 2 SiO 5 (LSO), that are longitudinally diode pumped. Yb : YSO supplied pulses as short as 122 fs with 410 mW of output power at 1041 nm . More than 2.6 W of average output power, for pulse durations of 198 fs at 1044 nm and 260 fs at 1059 nm for Yb : YSO and Yb : LSO , respectively, were provided. These are, to our best knowledge, the highest values ever obtained and the most efficient mode-locked laser in such a classic fiber-coupled diode-pumping configuration.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2006

Citation
F. Thibault, D. Pelenc, F. Druon, Y. Zaouter, M. Jacquemet, and P. Georges, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:Y2SiO5 and Yb3+:Lu2SiO5 high-power femtosecond laser operation," Opt. Lett. 31, 1555-1557 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1555

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