Abstract

We demonstrate a passively mode-locked femtosecond laser based on the self-frequency-doubling crystal Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3. The oscillator is pumped by a novel two-section distributed Bragg-reflector tapered diode-laser. Pulses as short as 46 fs and 42 fs at 1050 nm are achieved for the E//Z polarization without and with external compression, respectively. These are, to the best of our knowledge, the shortest pulses obtained from an oscillator based on Yb3+-doped bulk material.

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2010 (2)

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:LuScO(3) single crystal laser with 74 fs pulse duration,” Opt. Lett. 35(4), 511–513 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

2008 (2)

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

2006 (3)

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. L. Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 119–121 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2002 (4)

2000 (1)

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Aka, G.

C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and G. Huber, “Efficient continuous-wave thin disk laser operation of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 in E//Z and E//X orientations with 26 W output power,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26(7), 1310–1314 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped Yb:Sr(3)Y(BO(3))(3) femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(3), 197–199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Alain, B.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Aron, A.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Auge, A.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. L. Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 119–121 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped Yb:Sr(3)Y(BO(3))(3) femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(3), 197–199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bente, E.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bernas, H.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Birkin, D. J. L.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Blume, G.

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Brenier, A.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Burns, D.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chenais, S.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chénais, S.

Courjaud, A.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J.

Dawson, M. D.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

Didierjean, J.

Druon, F.

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. L. Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 119–121 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped Yb:Sr(3)Y(BO(3))(3) femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(3), 197–199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Erbert, G.

Feise, D.

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fiebig, C.

A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:LuScO(3) single crystal laser with 74 fs pulse duration,” Opt. Lett. 35(4), 511–513 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fricke, J.

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gaume, R.

Gaumé, R.

Georges, P.

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. L. Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 119–121 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped Yb:Sr(3)Y(BO(3))(3) femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(3), 197–199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Goldner, P.

Griebner, U.

Han, W.

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Haumesser, P.-H.

Hildebrandt, M.

Hönninger, C.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

Jagadish, C.

Jia, G.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

John, W.

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
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Kaspari, C.

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
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G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Kolev, V. Z.

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F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped Yb:Sr(3)Y(BO(3))(3) femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(3), 197–199 (2002).
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Leclin, G. L.

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Li, J.

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
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Liu, J.

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Loiseau, P.

Lu, X.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
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Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
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Luther-Davies, B.

Matalla, M.

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mateos, X.

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
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Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mohr, S.

Mougel, F.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Paschke, K.

A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:LuScO(3) single crystal laser with 74 fs pulse duration,” Opt. Lett. 35(4), 511–513 (2010).
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C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

Peters, R.

Petit, J.

Petrov, V.

A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:LuScO(3) single crystal laser with 74 fs pulse duration,” Opt. Lett. 35(4), 511–513 (2010).
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V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Rivier, A. Schmidt, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, M. Zorn, M. Weyers, A. Klehr, G. Erbert, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Ultrashort pulse Yb:LaSc(3)(BO(3))(4) mode-locked oscillator,” Opt. Express 15(23), 15539–15544 (2007).
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Raybaut, P.

Rivier, S.

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Rivier, A. Schmidt, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, M. Zorn, M. Weyers, A. Klehr, G. Erbert, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Ultrashort pulse Yb:LaSc(3)(BO(3))(4) mode-locked oscillator,” Opt. Express 15(23), 15539–15544 (2007).
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Salin, F.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, A.

Sibbett, W.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tan, H. H.

Taylor, B.

Tu, C.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Valentine, G. J.

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Vivien, D.

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaume, B. Viana, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(10), 2365–2375 (2002).
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[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Weingarten, K. J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wenzel, H.

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Weyers, M.

Wu, B.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

You, Z.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zaouter, Y.

Zavelani-Rossi, F.

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Z.

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zorn, M.

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Z. Zhu, J. Li, B. Alain, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 71–75 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhu, J. Li, A. Brenier, G. Jia, Z. You, X. Lu, B. Wu, and C. Tu, “Growth, spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal: a candidate for infrared laser crystal: erratum,” Appl. Phys. B 86(1), 181 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, W. Han, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and V. Petrov, “Comparison of laser performance of Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals cut along the principal optical axes,” Appl. Phys. B 91(2), 329–332 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

C. Fiebig, G. Blume, C. Kaspari, D. Feise, J. Fricke, M. Matalla, W. John, H. Wenzel, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “12 W high-brightness single-frequency DBR tapered diode laser,” Electron. Lett. 44(21), 1253–1255 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Valentine, A. J. Kemp, D. J. L. Birkin, D. Burns, F. Balembois, P. Georges, H. Bernas, A. Aron, G. Aka, W. Sibbett, A. Brun, M. D. Dawson, and E. Bente, “Femtosecond Yb:YCOB laser pumped by narrow-stripe laser diode and passively modelocked using ion implanted saturable-absorber mirror,” Electron. Lett. 36(19), 1621–1623 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Laser Phys. (1)

V. Petrov, X. Mateos, A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, U. Griebner, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Li, and J. Liu, “Passive mode-locking of acentric Yb-doped borate crystals,” Laser Phys. 20(5), 1085–1090 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Mater. (1)

F. Druon, S. Chenais, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, F. Salin, F. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Auge, J. P. Chambaret, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “High-power diode-pumped Yb:GdCOB laser: from continuous-wave to femtosecond regime,” Opt. Mater. 19(1), 73–80 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectral tuning range of Yb:YCOB in the cw regime for polarizations along (Z) and (Y) principal axes using a Lyot filter (without prisms and SESAM in the cavity).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation traces and spectrum (inset) of the shortest pulses obtained from the mode-locked Yb:YCOB oscillator (a) and with additional external compression (b) (τ: pulse duration (FWHM), dots: data, solid line: fit assuming sech2-pulse shape).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental setup: M1, M2: curved HR mirrors; DM1: curved dichroic mirror; DM2: flat dichroic mirror; P1 - P4: SF10 prisms; GTI: GTI-mirror (−250 fs2 per bounce); FL: focusing lens; OC: output coupler.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Radio frequency-spectrum (fundamental beat note) of the mode-locked Yb:YCOB laser. Inset: 1 GHz wide-span. (RBW: resolution bandwidth).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Summary of the mode-locked Yb:YCOB laser results for all crystal orientations and different transmissions of the output coupler (T = 1%, 3% and 5%).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Spectral tunability of the Yb:YCOB laser in the mode-locked regime for polarizations (E)//(Y) (a) and (E)//(Z) (b).

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