Abstract

Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb<sup>3+</sup> :Sc<sup>2</sup>O<sup>3</sup>and Yb<sup>3+</sup> :Y<sup>2</sup>O<sup>3</sup>combined ceramic laser has been achieved. 66 fs pulses with the average power of 1.5 W and 53 fs pulses with the average power of 1 W were obtained.

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