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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2354–2356

Mode-locked operation of a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb : SrF 2 laser

F. Druon, D. N. Papadopoulos, J. Boudeile, M. Hanna, P. Georges, A. Benayad, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, V Ménard, and R. Moncorgé  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2354-2356 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002354


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Abstract

Femtosecond mode-locked operation is demonstrated for the first time, to our knowledge, with a Yb : SrF 2 crystal. The shortest pulse duration is 143 fs for an average power of 450 mW. The highest average power is 620 mW for a pulse duration of 173 fs. Since Yb : SrF 2 corresponds to the longest-lifetime Yb-doped crystal with which the mode-locking operation has been achieved, a detailed analysis is carried out to characterize the quality of the solitonlike regime.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2009
Published: July 30, 2009

Citation
F. Druon, D. N. Papadopoulos, J. Boudeile, M. Hanna, P. Georges, A. Benayad, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, V Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, "Mode-locked operation of a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:SrF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 2354-2356 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-15-2354


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