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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3316–3318

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb : Y 3 Ga 5 O 12 laser

Yongdong Zhang, Zhiyi Wei, Binbin Zhou, Changwen Xu, Yuwan Zou, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Haohai Yu, Kui Wu, Bin Yao, and Junli Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3316-3318 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003316


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated femtosecond operation in a diode-pumped Yb : Y 3 Ga 5 O 12 laser for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. By using Gires–Tournois interferometer mirrors for dispersion compensation and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror for passive mode locking, pulses with a duration as short as 245 fs at the central wavelength of 1045 nm have been produced at a repetition rate of 64.3 MHz. Under the full pump power of 7 W, the maximum output power was 570 mW, with an average slope efficiency of 14.1%.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2009
Published: October 26, 2009

Citation
Yongdong Zhang, Zhiyi Wei, Binbin Zhou, Changwen Xu, Yuwan Zou, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Haohai Yu, Kui Wu, Bin Yao, and Junli Wang, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 3316-3318 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-21-3316

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