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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 288–290

High-efficiency diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:YAG ceramic laser

Binbin Zhou, Zhiyi Wei, Yuwan Zou, Yongdong Zhang, Xin Zhong, G. L. Bourdet, and Junli Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 288-290 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000288


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Abstract

A highly efficient diode-end-pumped femtosecond Yb:yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) ceramic laser was demonstrated. Pumped by a 968 nm fiber-coupled diode laser, 1.9 W mode-locked output power at a repetition rate of 64.27 MHz was obtained with 3.5 W absorbed pump power, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 76%. Our measurement showed that the pulse duration was 418 fs with the central wavelength of 1048 nm.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2009
Published: January 22, 2010

Citation
Binbin Zhou, Zhiyi Wei, Yuwan Zou, Yongdong Zhang, Xin Zhong, G. L. Bourdet, and Junli Wang, "High-efficiency diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:YAG ceramic laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 288-290 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-3-288


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