Abstract

Given its specific thermal characteristics, the sesquioxide crystal Lu2O3 is a particularly promising laser host material. We demonstrate mode locking of a Yb:Lu2O3 laser by use of a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror. The laser emits up to 470 mW in the picosecond regime, corresponding to a pump efficiency as high as 32%. With dispersion compensation, pulses as short as 220 fs at an average power of 266 mW are obtained at 1033.5 nm. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a femtosecond oscillator based on Yb:Lu2O3.

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2003 (4)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2556 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, J-F. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. S. Petrov, and A. A. Kaminski, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser”, Opt. Express 11, 2911 (2003), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-11-22-2911.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J.-P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “A simple model for the prediction of thermal conductivity in pure and doped insulating crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1355 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (5)

2001 (1)

K. Contag, S. Erhard, and A. Giesen, “Calculation of optimum design parameters for Yb:YAG thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends Opt. Photonics 34, 124 (2001).

2000 (2)

1999 (2)

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, “Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 46 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1967 (1)

P. H. Klein and W. J. Croft, “Thermal conductivity, Diffusivity, and Expansion of Y2O3, Y3Al5O12, and LaF3 in the Range 77°–300°K,” J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1603 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Abdolvand, A.

Aschwanden, A.

Ashcroft, N. W.

N. W. Ashcroft, I. Mermin, and N. David, in Solid State Physics, Hartcourt Brace College Publishers (1976).

Aus der Au, J.

Balembois, F.

Basun, S. A.

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S. A. Basun, “Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides,” J. Lum. 87–89, 973 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bisson, J-F.

Biswal, S.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Boulon, G.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Braun, A.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Brenier, A.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Chénais, S.

Cohen-Adad, M.-T.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Contag, K.

K. Contag, S. Erhard, and A. Giesen, “Calculation of optimum design parameters for Yb:YAG thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends Opt. Photonics 34, 124 (2001).

Croft, W. J.

P. H. Klein and W. J. Croft, “Thermal conductivity, Diffusivity, and Expansion of Y2O3, Y3Al5O12, and LaF3 in the Range 77°–300°K,” J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1603 (1967).
[CrossRef]

David, N.

N. W. Ashcroft, I. Mermin, and N. David, in Solid State Physics, Hartcourt Brace College Publishers (1976).

Dawes, J.

Dekker, P.

Dhellemmes, S.

Druon, F.

Erbert, G.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Express 10, 108 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-10-2-108
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

Erhard, S.

K. Contag, S. Erhard, and A. Giesen, “Calculation of optimum design parameters for Yb:YAG thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends Opt. Photonics 34, 124 (2001).

Fornasiero, L.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, “High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments,” Opt. Mat. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S. A. Basun, “Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides,” J. Lum. 87–89, 973 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fournier, D.

R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J.-P. Roger, and D. Fournier, “A simple model for the prediction of thermal conductivity in pure and doped insulating crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1355 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gaumé, R.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

K. Contag, S. Erhard, and A. Giesen, “Calculation of optimum design parameters for Yb:YAG thin disk lasers,” OSA Trends Opt. Photonics 34, 124 (2001).

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Goutaudier, C.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Graf, M.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Express 10, 108 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-10-2-108
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

Guyot, Y.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Harder, C.

Häring, R.

Haumesser, P. H.

Hildebrandt, M.

Hönninger, C.

Huber, G.

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S. A. Basun, “Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides,” J. Lum. 87–89, 973 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Innerhofer, E.

Jagadish, C.

Johannsen, I.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kaminski, A. A.

Kaminskii, A. A.

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2556 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Klein, P. H.

P. H. Klein and W. J. Croft, “Thermal conductivity, Diffusivity, and Expansion of Y2O3, Y3Al5O12, and LaF3 in the Range 77°–300°K,” J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1603 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Klopp, P.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Express 10, 108 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-10-2-108
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

Kolev, V. Z.

Kong, J.

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2556 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Krainer, L.

Kuch, S.

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S. A. Basun, “Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides,” J. Lum. 87–89, 973 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kumkar, M.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Larat, C.

Laversenne, L.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lederer, M. J.

Lichtenstein, N.

Lu, J.

A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, J-F. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. S. Petrov, and A. A. Kaminski, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser”, Opt. Express 11, 2911 (2003), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-11-22-2911.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kong, J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2556 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Luther-Davies, B.

Mermin, I.

N. W. Ashcroft, I. Mermin, and N. David, in Solid State Physics, Hartcourt Brace College Publishers (1976).

Metrat, G.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mix, E.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, “High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments,” Opt. Mat. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S. A. Basun, “Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides,” J. Lum. 87–89, 973 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, “Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 46 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G. A.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Muhlstein, N.

G. Boulon, A. Brenier, L. Laversenne, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, M.-T. Cohen-Adad, G. Metrat, and N. Muhlstein, “Search for optimized trivalent ytterbium doped-inorganic crystals for laser applications,” J. Alloys and Compounds 341, 2 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Musha, M.

Nees, J.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller; “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers;” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ortiz, V.

Paschotta, R.

Petermann, K.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, “High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments,” Opt. Mat. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S. A. Basun, “Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides,” J. Lum. 87–89, 973 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

Peters, V.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, “High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments,” Opt. Mat. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S. A. Basun, “Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides,” J. Lum. 87–89, 973 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

Petrov, T. S.

Petrov, V.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Express 10, 108 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-10-2-108
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

P. Klopp, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest, (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), p. 154–157, P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly-efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett.29, 391 (2004).

Piper, J.

Raybaut, P.

Roger, J.-P.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Absorption σabs and emission cross section σem of Yb:Lu2O3 and energy-level diagram with the relevant transitions (inset). The points indicate the pump- and laser transitions.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Setup of the mode-locked Yb: Lu2O3 laser: SAM - saturable absorber mirror; M1 - focusing mirror (ROC=10 to 15 cm); M2, M3 - folding mirrors (ROC=10 cm), P1, P2 - SF6 prisms; M4, M5 - output couplers (T=1 to 5%).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Autocorrelation trace and spectrum (inset) in the picosecond (a) and in the femtosecond regime (b).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output power versus absorbed pump power of the femtosecond Yb:Lu2O3 laser and below the mode-locking threshold (cw – continuous wave).

Tables (1)

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Table 1. Thermal conductivity in W/m/K of different sesquioxide crystals in comparison to YAG with and without Yb-doping. Values in [] are estimated.

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