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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1133–1135

Highly efficient 1 GHz repetition-frequency femtosecond Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 laser

Thomas C. Schratwieser, Christopher G. Leburn, and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1133-1135 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001133


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Abstract

We present a highly efficient, diode-pumped, femtosecond Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 (Yb:KYW) laser operating at a 1.024 GHz repetition rate. The output was centered at a wavelength of 1042 nm and had a bandwidth of 3.8 nm, leading to transform-limited pulses with durations of 278 fs determined by fringe-resolved autocorrelation measurements. The optical-to-optical conversion efficiency and slope efficiency were 61% and 69%, respectively, and the relative intensity noise was <0.1%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2012
Published: March 15, 2012

Citation
Thomas C. Schratwieser, Christopher G. Leburn, and Derryck T. Reid, "Highly efficient 1 GHz repetition-frequency femtosecond Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 1133-1135 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-6-1133


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