Abstract

We demonstrate passive mode locking based on the novel monoclinic double tungstate crystal Yb:KLu(WO4)2. We report the shortest pulses ever produced with an Yb-doped tungstate laser using a semiconductor saturable absorber. A pulse duration of 81 fs has been achieved for an average power of 70 mW at 1046 nm. We compare the performance of the polarization oriented parallel to the Nm- and Np-crystallo-optic axes. Results in the femtosecond and picosecond regime are presented applying either Ti:sapphire or diode laser pumping. The great potential of Yb:KLu(WO4)2 as an active medium for ultrashort pulses is demonstrated for the first time, to our knowledge.

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2004 (5)

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Ultra-short-pulses and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators,” Opt. Exp. 12, 5005–5012 (2004).
[Crossref]

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 555–558 (2004).
[Crossref]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 391–393 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorge, “High-power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2767–2769 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (5)

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

M. J. Lederer, M. Hildebrandt, V. Z. Kolev, B. Luther-Davies, B. Taylor, J. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. Piper, H. H. Tan, and C. Jagadish, “Passive mode locking of a self-frequency-doubling Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27, 436–438 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Mourier-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, 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

W. F. Krupke, “Ytterbium solid-state lasers - the first decade,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287–1296 (2000).
[Crossref]

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, 3–17 (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]

1998 (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Aguilo, M.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Aguiló, M.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Bagaev, S. N.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Balembois, F.

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Ultra-short-pulses and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators,” Opt. Exp. 12, 5005–5012 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorge, “High-power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2767–2769 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Boulon, G.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Bourgeois, F.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Brunner, F.

Bursukova, M. A.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Camy, P.

Contag, K.

Dawes, J.

Debourg, G.

Dekker, P.

Diaz, F.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Díaz, F.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Diening, A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorge, “High-power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2767–2769 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Ultra-short-pulses and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators,” Opt. Exp. 12, 5005–5012 (2004).
[Crossref]

Eichler, H. E.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Erbert, G.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 391–393 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).

Findeisen, J.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Gao, J.

Garnache, A.

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

Gavalda, J.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Gavaldà, J.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

Gavaldà, Jna.

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Georges, P.

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Ultra-short-pulses and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators,” Opt. Exp. 12, 5005–5012 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorge, “High-power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 2767–2769 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Giesen, A.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Mourier-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, 1162–1164 (2002).
[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, 3–17 (1999).
[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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Griebner, U.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 391–393 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Güell, F.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Hein, J.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 555–558 (2004).
[Crossref]

Heumann, E.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Hildebrandt, M.

Hönninger, C.

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Hoogland, S.

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Innerhofer, E.

Jacquemet, M.

Jagadish, C.

Jensen, T.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Klevtsov, P. V.

P. V. Klevtsov and L. P. Kozeeva, “Synthesis and X-ray and thermal studies of potassium rare-earth tungstates, KLn(WO4)2, Ln=rare-earth element,” Sov. Phys. Dokl.4, 185–187 (1969) [transl. from Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 185, 571–574 (1968)].

Klopp, P.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 391–393 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Kolev, V. Z.

Kozeeva, L. P.

P. V. Klevtsov and L. P. Kozeeva, “Synthesis and X-ray and thermal studies of potassium rare-earth tungstates, KLn(WO4)2, Ln=rare-earth element,” Sov. Phys. Dokl.4, 185–187 (1969) [transl. from Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 185, 571–574 (1968)].

Krupke, W. F.

W. F. Krupke, “Ytterbium solid-state lasers - the first decade,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287–1296 (2000).
[Crossref]

Kuleshov, N. V.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Mourier-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, 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kuznetsov, F. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Lagatsky, A. A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Lederer, M. J.

Liu, H.

Lucca, A.

Luther-Davies, B.

Massons, J.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Mateos, X.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Mikhailov, V. P.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Moncorge, R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Moser, 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, 3–17 (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]

Mourier-Genoud, F.

Mourou, G.

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Nees, J.

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1723–1725 (2001).
[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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Paschotta, R.

Paunescu, G.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 555–558 (2004).
[Crossref]

Pavlyuk, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Petermann, K.

Peters, V.

Petrov, V.

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, K. Petermann, V. Peters, and G. Erbert, “Highly efficient mode-locked Yb:Sc2O3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 391–393 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Piper, J.

Pujol, M. C.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Roberts, J. S.

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

Sagnes, I.

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

Saint-Girons, G.

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

Sauerbrey, R.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 555–558 (2004).
[Crossref]

Seeber, W.

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Mourier-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, 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

Sole, R.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Solé, R.

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

Südmeyer, T.

Tan, H. H.

Taylor, B.

Tropper, A. C.

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

Ueda, K.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Zhang, G.

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

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, 3–17 (1999).
[Crossref]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, “CW laser performance of Yb and Er,Yb doped tungstates,” Appl. Phys. B 64, 409–413 (1997).
[Crossref]

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 555–558 (2004).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Garnache, S. Hoogland, A. C. Tropper, I. Sagnes, G. Saint-Girons, and J. S. Roberts, “Sub-500-fs soliton-like pulse in a passively mode-locked broadband surface-emitting laser with 100 mW average power,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3892–2894 (2002).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

X. Mateos, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, R. Solé, J. Gavaldà, J. Massons, F. Díaz, and U. Griebner, “Continuous-wave laser oscillation of Yb3+ in monoclinic KLu(WO4)2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1056–1059 (2004).
[Crossref]

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

W. F. Krupke, “Ytterbium solid-state lasers - the first decade,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287–1296 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. E. Eichler, J. Findeisen, S. N. Bagaev, F. A. Kuznetsov, A. A. Pavlyuk, G. Boulon, and F. Bourgeois, “Monoclinic tungstates KDy(WO4)2 and KLu(WO4)2 - new χ(3)-active crystals for laser Raman shifters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L923–L926 (1998).
[Crossref]

Opt. Exp. (2)

P. Klopp, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, and G. Erbert, “Passively mode-locked Yb:KYW laser pumped by a tapered diode laser,” Opt. Exp. 10, 108–113 (2002).

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Ultra-short-pulses and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators,” Opt. Exp. 12, 5005–5012 (2004).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Güell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Growth, optical characterization and laser operation of a stoichiometric crystal KYb(WO4)2,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121:1–11 (2002).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

P. V. Klevtsov and L. P. Kozeeva, “Synthesis and X-ray and thermal studies of potassium rare-earth tungstates, KLn(WO4)2, Ln=rare-earth element,” Sov. Phys. Dokl.4, 185–187 (1969) [transl. from Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 185, 571–574 (1968)].

X. Mateos, R. Solé, Jna. Gavaldà, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic studies and laser operation of Yb-doped potassium lutetium tungstate,” Opt. Mat., in press

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Gain cross section σ gain for polarization along the Np - and Nm -crystallo-optic axes of Yb:KLuW and different population inversion β. Note that the Ng -polarization is unfavourable because of the small cross sections.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Setup of the mode-locked Yb:KLu(WO4)2 laser: SAM - saturable absorber mirror; M1 -focusing mirror; M2, M3 - folding mirrors, P1, P2 - SF10 Brewster prisms; M4, M5 - output couplers (OC=1 to 5%), LP - f=6.28 cm focusing lens.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Autocorrelation trace and spectrum (inset) of the Yb:KLu(WO4)2 laser in the picosecond regime (Ti:sapphire laser pumping).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Autocorrelation traces and spectra (insets) of the femtosecond Yb:KLu(WO4)2 laser: (a) Nm -oriention, Ti:sapphire laser pumping; (b) Np -orientation, diode pumping.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Comparison of the femtosecond Yb:KLu(WO4)2 laser performance (average power vs. pulse duration) for polarization oriented parallel to the Np - and Nm -crystallo-optic axes.

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