Abstract

The development and characterization of a diode-pumped ultrashort pulse Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser oscillator is reported. The laser was pumped by a 25W fiber-coupled diode laser module operating at 980 nm wavelength. In the mode-locked regime, 296 fs duration pulses centered around 1031 nm were generated at a repetition rate of 61 MHz with a total average output power of up to 3.7W, corresponding to 205 kW of peak power and 60 nJ of energy per pulse. Compensation of positive intracavity dispersion was realized using a single chirped dielectric mirror.

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2003 (1)

A. A. Lagatsky, E. U. Rafailov, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, N. Xiang, O. G. Okhotnikov, and W. Sibbett, "Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode," Electron. Lett. 39, 1108-1110 (2003).
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2002 (1)

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[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

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Balembois, F.

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[CrossRef]

Brown, C. T. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, E. U. Rafailov, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, N. Xiang, O. G. Okhotnikov, and W. Sibbett, "Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode," Electron. Lett. 39, 1108-1110 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

Contag, K.

Debourg, G.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Gao, J.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

Holtom, G. R.

Huber, G.

Innerhofer, E.

Jacquemet, M.

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Krull, U.

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[CrossRef]

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Lagatsky, A. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, E. U. Rafailov, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, N. Xiang, O. G. Okhotnikov, and W. Sibbett, "Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode," Electron. Lett. 39, 1108-1110 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. A. Lagatsky, E. U. Rafailov, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, N. Xiang, O. G. Okhotnikov, and W. Sibbett, "Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode," Electron. Lett. 39, 1108-1110 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Moncorgé, R.

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[CrossRef]

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Pelenc, D.

Piunno, P.

Podlipensky, A. V.

Rafailov, E. U.

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[CrossRef]

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Sibbett, W.

A. A. Lagatsky, E. U. Rafailov, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, N. Xiang, O. G. Okhotnikov, and W. Sibbett, "Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode," Electron. Lett. 39, 1108-1110 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Südmeyer, T.

Thibault, F.

Xiang, N.

A. A. Lagatsky, E. U. Rafailov, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, N. Xiang, O. G. Okhotnikov, and W. Sibbett, "Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode," Electron. Lett. 39, 1108-1110 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Electron. Lett. (1)

A. A. Lagatsky, E. U. Rafailov, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, N. Xiang, O. G. Okhotnikov, and W. Sibbett, "Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode," Electron. Lett. 39, 1108-1110 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Luminesc. (1)

A. Brenier, "A new evaluation of Yb3+-doped crystals for laser applications," J. Luminesc. 92, 199-2004 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (2)

A. Major, R. Cisek, and V. Barzda, "Diode-pumped high power continuous-wave Yb:KGW laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics / Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies 2006 Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2006), paper CThF6.

A. Courjaud, N. Deguil, F. Salin, "High power diode-pumped Yb:KGW ultrafast laser," in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Vol.73, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2002), paper CThO 3, pp. 501-502.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Layout of a CW Yb:KGW laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power versus incident pump power in the CW regime.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Wavelength tuning in the CW regime.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Cavity layout of the high-power femtosecond Yb:KGW laser.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured spectrum (a) and autocorrelation trace (b) of the 230 fs pulses.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured spectrum (a) and autocorrelation trace (b) of the 296 fs pulses.

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