Abstract

A new crystal, Yb3+:YVO4, is proposed for efficient Kerr-lens mode locking in a diode-pumped femtosecond lasers. Near-transform-limited pulses of 61fs are generated at around of 1050nm. The nonlinear refractive indices of Yb3+:YVO4 are characterized.

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