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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3888–3890

Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb : CaNb 2 O 6 laser

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, Y. Cheng, and J. Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 3888-3890 (2011)

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We report to our knowledge a diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb : CaNb 2 O 6 (Yb:CN) laser for the first time. Both CW and passive mode-locking operation of the laser are experimentally investigated. A maximum CW output power of 1.4 W with a slope efficiency of 20% is obtained on a 7 mm long 1.5 at . % Yb:CN crystal, while stable passive mode-locking with a commercial semiconductor saturable absorption mirror (SESAM) was achieved on a 3 mm long 3 at . % Yb:CN crystal. The mode-locked pulses have pulse width of 251 fs and an average output power of 44 mW at 1038 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
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2011
Published: September 28, 2011

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, C. W. Xu, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, Y. Cheng, and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:CaNb2O6 laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 3888-3890 (2011)

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