Abstract

High peak power, few cycle pulses at 2 um are highly sought after for their ability to generate ultrabroad, passively CEP stabilized continua in the mid-infrared (IR) [1] using highly nonlinear non-oxide crystals, which promises numerous applications in physics, environmental and life sciences. Recently, a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ho:YAG thin disk (based on TRUMPF technology) oscillator has directly generated high power femtosecond pulses at 2.1 micron [2], and the output can be further compressed for applications requiring few-cycle pulses. Soliton self-compression is an elegant scheme that can deliver such pulses directly from the fiber, and has previously been applied to pulse compression of a Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator [3] and to ~2 micron fiber sources [4,5]. Here we demonstrate the compression of 260 fs pulses down to 15 fs using a silica glass fiber, delivering, to the best of our knowledge, the shortest pulses from any holmium or thulium-based laser system.

© 2017 IEEE

PDF Article
More Like This
7-W, 2-cycle self-compressed pulses at 2.1 micron from a Ho:YAG thin disk laser oscillator

Jinwei Zhang, Ka Fai Mak, Nathalie Nagl, Marcus Seidel, Ferenc Krausz, and Oleg Pronin
PD_1_5 The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO_Europe) 2017

Generation of 220 fs, 20 W pulses at 2 μm from Kerr-lens mode-locked Ho:YAG thin-disk oscillator

Jinwei Zhang, Ka Fai Mak, Sebastian Gröbmeyer, Dominik Bauer, Dirk Sutter, Vladimir Pervak, Ferenc Krausz, and Oleg Pronin
SM1I.6 CLEO: Science and Innovations (CLEO_SI) 2017

Kerr-lens mode-locked Ho:YAG thin-disk oscillator at 2.1 μm

Jinwei Zhang, Ka Fai Mak, Sebastian Gröbmeyer, Dominik Bauer, Dirk Sutter, Vladimir Pervak, Ferenc Krausz, and Oleg Pronin
CA_5_5 The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO_Europe) 2017

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription