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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1593–1595

Microjoule pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb : K Y ( W O 4 ) 2 thin-disk oscillator with cavity dumping

Guido Palmer, Martin Siegel, Andy Steinmann, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1593-1595 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001593


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, a passively mode-locked femtosecond thin-disk oscillator with cavity dumping. A β-barium-borate-based pockels cell imposes cavity dumping at a repetition rate of 1 MHz . The laser generates pulse energies up to 3 μ J with a pulse duration of 680 fs in a diffraction-limited beam.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007

Citation
Guido Palmer, Martin Siegel, Andy Steinmann, and Uwe Morgner, "Microjoule pulses from a passively mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 thin-disk oscillator with cavity dumping," Opt. Lett. 32, 1593-1595 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1593


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