Abstract

We report the shortest pulses ever produced with an Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O {Yb:SYS} laser. 70 fs has been demonstrated for an average power of 156 mW at 1066 nm. Moreover, tunability in the 100-fs range has been obtained between 1055 nm and 1072 nm. Finally, an average power of 420 mW has been obtained at 1068 nm with 110-fs pulses.

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2004 (3)

2003 (4)

2002 (8)

F. Brunner, T. Sdmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[Crossref]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Express 10, 108–113 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-10-2-108.
[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 YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat “Apatite-structure crystal, Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O, for the development of diode-pumped femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett.,  27, 1914 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Courjaud, R. Maleck-Rassoul, N. Deguil, C. Hünninger, and F. Salin, “Diode pumped multikilohertz femtosecond amplifier,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Solid-State Lasers,  68, 121–123, (2002).

Hsiao-Hua Liu, John Nees, and Grard Mourou, “Directly diode-pumped YbKY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 27, 722 (2002).
[Crossref]

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

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P.-H. Haumesser, B. Viana, G.P. Aka, and D. Vivien , “Spectroscopy and efficient laser action from diode pumping of a new broadly tunable crystal : Yb3+:Sr3Y(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1083–1091 (2002).P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2365–2375 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (3)

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, J.-M. Benitez, B. Viana, B. Ferrand, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Czochralski growth of six Yb-doped double borate and silicate laser materials,” J. Crystal Growth,  233, (2001).
[Crossref]

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, E. Antic-Fidancev, and D. Vivien, “Spectroscopic and crystal-field of new Yb-doped laser materials,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter,  13, 5427 (2001).
[Crossref]

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou , “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett.,  26, 1723 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (3)

1999 (1)

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

Abdolvand, A.

Aka, G.

Aka, G.P.

Antic-Fidancev, E.

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, E. Antic-Fidancev, and D. Vivien, “Spectroscopic and crystal-field of new Yb-doped laser materials,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter,  13, 5427 (2001).
[Crossref]

Aron, A.

Aschwanden, A.

Aus der Au, J.

Balembois, F.

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges “Laser crystals for the production of ultra-short laser pulses,” Ann. Chim. Mat. 28, 47–72 (2003).
[Crossref]

P. Raybaut, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, and D. Vivien “Directly diode-pumped Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 28,, 2195–97, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P.-H. Haumesser, B. Viana, G.P. Aka, and D. Vivien , “Spectroscopy and efficient laser action from diode pumping of a new broadly tunable crystal : Yb3+:Sr3Y(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1083–1091 (2002).P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2365–2375 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat “Apatite-structure crystal, Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O, for the development of diode-pumped femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett.,  27, 1914 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb 3+ Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges “Numerical and experimental study of gain narrowing in ytterbium-based regenerative amplifiers,” submitted to IEEE

Benitez, J.-M.

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, J.-M. Benitez, B. Viana, B. Ferrand, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Czochralski growth of six Yb-doped double borate and silicate laser materials,” J. Crystal Growth,  233, (2001).
[Crossref]

Bisson, J.

Biswal, S.

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

Braun, A.

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

Brun, A.

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

Chénais, S.

Contag, K.

Courjaud, A.

A. Courjaud, R. Maleck-Rassoul, N. Deguil, C. Hünninger, and F. Salin, “Diode pumped multikilohertz femtosecond amplifier,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Solid-State Lasers,  68, 121–123, (2002).

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb 3+ Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423 (2000).
[Crossref]

Debourg, G.

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

Deguil, N.

A. Courjaud, R. Maleck-Rassoul, N. Deguil, C. Hünninger, and F. Salin, “Diode pumped multikilohertz femtosecond amplifier,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Solid-State Lasers,  68, 121–123, (2002).

Dhellemmes, S.

Doualan, J. L.

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

Druon, F.

F. Druon and P. Georges, “Pulse-compression down to 20 fs using a photonic crystal fiber seeded by a diode-pumped Yb:SYS laser at 1070 nm,” Opt. Express 12, 3383–3396 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-15-3383
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Raybaut, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, and D. Vivien “Directly diode-pumped Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 28,, 2195–97, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges “Laser crystals for the production of ultra-short laser pulses,” Ann. Chim. Mat. 28, 47–72 (2003).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat “Apatite-structure crystal, Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O, for the development of diode-pumped femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett.,  27, 1914 (2002).
[Crossref]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P.-H. Haumesser, B. Viana, G.P. Aka, and D. Vivien , “Spectroscopy and efficient laser action from diode pumping of a new broadly tunable crystal : Yb3+:Sr3Y(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1083–1091 (2002).P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2365–2375 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb 3+ Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges “Numerical and experimental study of gain narrowing in ytterbium-based regenerative amplifiers,” submitted to IEEE

Erbert, G.

Erbert, Götz

Ferrand, B.

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, J.-M. Benitez, B. Viana, B. Ferrand, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Czochralski growth of six Yb-doped double borate and silicate laser materials,” J. Crystal Growth,  233, (2001).
[Crossref]

Gao, J.

Gaumé, R.

P. Raybaut, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, and D. Vivien “Directly diode-pumped Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 28,, 2195–97, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P.-H. Haumesser, B. Viana, G.P. Aka, and D. Vivien , “Spectroscopy and efficient laser action from diode pumping of a new broadly tunable crystal : Yb3+:Sr3Y(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1083–1091 (2002).P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2365–2375 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat “Apatite-structure crystal, Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O, for the development of diode-pumped femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett.,  27, 1914 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
[Crossref]

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, J.-M. Benitez, B. Viana, B. Ferrand, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Czochralski growth of six Yb-doped double borate and silicate laser materials,” J. Crystal Growth,  233, (2001).
[Crossref]

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, E. Antic-Fidancev, and D. Vivien, “Spectroscopic and crystal-field of new Yb-doped laser materials,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter,  13, 5427 (2001).
[Crossref]

Georges, P.

F. Druon and P. Georges, “Pulse-compression down to 20 fs using a photonic crystal fiber seeded by a diode-pumped Yb:SYS laser at 1070 nm,” Opt. Express 12, 3383–3396 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-15-3383
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Raybaut, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, and D. Vivien “Directly diode-pumped Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 28,, 2195–97, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges “Laser crystals for the production of ultra-short laser pulses,” Ann. Chim. Mat. 28, 47–72 (2003).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat “Apatite-structure crystal, Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O, for the development of diode-pumped femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett.,  27, 1914 (2002).
[Crossref]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P.-H. Haumesser, B. Viana, G.P. Aka, and D. Vivien , “Spectroscopy and efficient laser action from diode pumping of a new broadly tunable crystal : Yb3+:Sr3Y(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1083–1091 (2002).P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2365–2375 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb 3+ Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges “Numerical and experimental study of gain narrowing in ytterbium-based regenerative amplifiers,” submitted to IEEE

Giesen, A.

F. Brunner, T. Sdmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[Crossref]

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

Graf, M.

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

Griebner, U.

Griebner, Uwe

Harder, C.

Haumesser, P. H.

Haumesser, P.-H.

Hein, J.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1561-z, Appl. Phys. B (2004).
[Crossref]

Honninger, C.

Hring, R.

Hünninger, C.

A. Courjaud, R. Maleck-Rassoul, N. Deguil, C. Hünninger, and F. Salin, “Diode pumped multikilohertz femtosecond amplifier,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Solid-State Lasers,  68, 121–123, (2002).

Innerhofer, E.

Jacquemet, M.

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

Johannsen, I.

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

Kaminskii, A. A.

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Klopp, P.

Klopp, Peter

Kopf, D.

Krainer, L.

Krupke, W.

W. Krupke, “Ytterbium Solid-State Lasers - The first decade,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287–1296 (2000).
[Crossref]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kumkar, M.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Larat, C.

Lichtenstein, N.

Liu, H.

Liu, Hsiao-Hua

Lu, J.

Lucca, A.

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

Maleck-Rassoul, R.

A. Courjaud, R. Maleck-Rassoul, N. Deguil, C. Hünninger, and F. Salin, “Diode pumped multikilohertz femtosecond amplifier,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Solid-State Lasers,  68, 121–123, (2002).

Mohr, S.

Moncorgé, R.

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” accepted in Opt. Lett., (2004).
[PubMed]

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

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

Mougel, F.

Mourou, G.

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou , “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett.,  26, 1723 (2001).
[Crossref]

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

Mourou, Grard

Musha, M.

Nees, J.

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou , “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett.,  26, 1723 (2001).
[Crossref]

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

Nees, John

Ortiz, V.

Paschotta, R.

Paunescu, G.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1561-z, Appl. Phys. B (2004).
[Crossref]

Petermann, K.

Petermann, Klaus

Peters, V.

Peters, Volker

Petrov, T. S.

Petrov, V.

Petrov, Valentin

Raybaut, P.

Salin, F.

A. Courjaud, R. Maleck-Rassoul, N. Deguil, C. Hünninger, and F. Salin, “Diode pumped multikilohertz femtosecond amplifier,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Solid-State Lasers,  68, 121–123, (2002).

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb 3+ Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423 (2000).
[Crossref]

Sauerbrey, R.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1561-z, Appl. Phys. B (2004).
[Crossref]

Sdmeyer, T.

Seeber, W.

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

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Shirakawa, A.

Sphler, G. J.

Takaichi, K.

Ueda, K.

Viana, B.

P. Raybaut, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, and D. Vivien “Directly diode-pumped Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 28,, 2195–97, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P.-H. Haumesser, B. Viana, G.P. Aka, and D. Vivien , “Spectroscopy and efficient laser action from diode pumping of a new broadly tunable crystal : Yb3+:Sr3Y(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1083–1091 (2002).P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2365–2375 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat “Apatite-structure crystal, Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O, for the development of diode-pumped femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett.,  27, 1914 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
[Crossref]

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, J.-M. Benitez, B. Viana, B. Ferrand, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Czochralski growth of six Yb-doped double borate and silicate laser materials,” J. Crystal Growth,  233, (2001).
[Crossref]

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, E. Antic-Fidancev, and D. Vivien, “Spectroscopic and crystal-field of new Yb-doped laser materials,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter,  13, 5427 (2001).
[Crossref]

Vivien, D.

P. Raybaut, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, and D. Vivien “Directly diode-pumped Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O regenerative amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 28,, 2195–97, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P.-H. Haumesser, B. Viana, G.P. Aka, and D. Vivien , “Spectroscopy and efficient laser action from diode pumping of a new broadly tunable crystal : Yb3+:Sr3Y(BO3)3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1083–1091 (2002).P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Determination of laser parameters of ytterbium-doped oxide crystalline materials” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2365–2375 (2002).
[Crossref]

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

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat “Apatite-structure crystal, Yb3+:SrY4(SiO4)3O, for the development of diode-pumped femtosecond lasers,” Opt. Lett.,  27, 1914 (2002).
[Crossref]

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, E. Antic-Fidancev, and D. Vivien, “Spectroscopic and crystal-field of new Yb-doped laser materials,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter,  13, 5427 (2001).
[Crossref]

P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, J.-M. Benitez, B. Viana, B. Ferrand, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Czochralski growth of six Yb-doped double borate and silicate laser materials,” J. Crystal Growth,  233, (2001).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb 3+ Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423 (2000).
[Crossref]

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

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A. Courjaud, R. Maleck-Rassoul, N. Deguil, C. Hünninger, and F. Salin, “Diode pumped multikilohertz femtosecond amplifier,” in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Solid-State Lasers,  68, 121–123, (2002).

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F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges “Laser crystals for the production of ultra-short laser pulses,” Ann. Chim. Mat. 28, 47–72 (2003).
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C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3, (1999).
[Crossref]

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P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, J.-M. Benitez, B. Viana, B. Ferrand, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Czochralski growth of six Yb-doped double borate and silicate laser materials,” J. Crystal Growth,  233, (2001).
[Crossref]

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Hsiao-Hua Liu, John Nees, and Grard Mourou, “Directly diode-pumped YbKY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 27, 722 (2002).
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E. Innerhofer, T. Sdmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Hring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Honninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, “60-W average power in 810-fs pulses from a thin-disk Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 28, 367 (2003).
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F. Brunner, T. Sdmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, A. Brun, A. Courjaud, C. Honninger, F. Salin, A. Aron, F. Mougel, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb 3+ Ca4GdO(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 423 (2000).
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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 YbSr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Performances (average power vs. pulse duration) for mode-locked lasers based on Yb-doped crystals [5–13,16] (N.B. The modelocking process use SESAM if not mentioned).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Absorption and emission spectra of the Yb:SYS along the σ and π axes.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Gain cross section (σg ) along the π (left figure) and σ (right figure) axes for different values of population inversion rate β. σg is given by σg = βσe - (1-β)a where σe and σa are the emission and absorption cross sections.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental setup.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Autocorrelation trace of 70-fs pulses.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Spectra of 70-fs pulses at 1066 nm and 75-fs pulses at 1063.5 nm. The gain cross section for β=8% is also represented (in arbitrary units).

Fig 7.
Fig 7.

Tunability of the femtosecond oscillator: the laser average power and the pulse duration are plotted versus the central wavelength.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Spectra presenting the tunability in the 100-fs range from 1055 to 1072.5 nm. The gain cross section for β = 8% is also represented (in arbitrary units).

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Spectra representing the tunability in the 110-fs range from 1065.5 to 1071 nm. The gain cross section for β = 8% is also represented (in arbitrary units).

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