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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3382–3384

Diode-pumped sub- 100 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb 3 + : Sc 2 O 3 ceramic laser

Masaki Tokurakawa, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 23, pp. 3382-3384 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003382


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Abstract

Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked laser operations of Yb 3 + : Sc 2 O 3 ceramics have been achieved. 92 fs pulses with the average power of 850 mW under 3.89 W incident pump power were obtained at a center wavelength of 1042 nm . The optical-to-optical efficiency was 21.9%. 90 fs pulses with the average power of 160 mW were also obtained at a center wavelength of 1092 nm . To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb 3 + : Sc 2 O 3 laser.

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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
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2007
Published: November 16, 2007

Citation
Masaki Tokurakawa, Akira Shirakawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Hideki Yagi, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped sub-100 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 3382-3384 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-23-3382


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