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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2009
  • pp: 196–198

Low-repetition-rate femtosecond operation in extended-cavity mode-locked Yb:CALGO laser

D. N. Papadopoulos, F. Druon, J. Boudeile, I. Martial, M. Hanna, P. Georges, P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 196-198 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000196


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Abstract

We report on an extended-cavity mode-locked laser based on an Yb:CALGO crystal operating either at 27 MHz and 93 fs pulse duration or at 15 MHz and 170 fs duration single-pulse regime. To the best of our knowledge this is the first demonstration of an extended-cavity oscillator based on Yb-doped crystal producing sub- 100 fs pulses. The pulse energy was 24 nJ directly at the output of the oscillator (and 17 nJ after compression). Based on a similar design, we also demonstrate an unprecedented double-pulse dual-wavelength femtosecond regime. An explanation of this atypical regime is proposed.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2008
Published: January 14, 2009

Citation
D. N. Papadopoulos, F. Druon, J. Boudeile, I. Martial, M. Hanna, P. Georges, P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, "Low-repetition-rate femtosecond operation in extended-cavity mode-locked Yb:CALGO laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 196-198 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-2-196


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