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We demonstrate the operation of a low threshold femtosecond Yb:KYW laser, using a saturable absorber mirror for passive mode-locking and a high brightness laser diode as pumping source. Fourier-limited pulses with a duration of 101 fs are achieved at an output power of 100 mW. The performance of the Yb:KYW laser was also compared to that of Yb:KGW

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G. M?trat, M. Boudeulle, N. Muhlstein, A. Brenier, and G. Boulon, ?Nucleation, morphology and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped KY(WO4)2 crystals grown by the top nucleated floating crystal method,? J. Cryst. Growth 197, 883-888 (1999) .

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OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (1)

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, ?Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KYW laser,? in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Vol. 56, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2001), Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2001), pp. 30-31.

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