Abstract

We report a diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic laser by use of a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. Almost transform-limited 357 fs pulses at the center wavelength of 1033.5 nm with a maximum average power of 352 mW are obtained. The efficiency against the absorbed pump power is as high as 32% by use of a laser-diode pumping and the repetition rate is 97 MHz. This is the first demonstration of a diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic laser to our knowledge.

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2006 (2)

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. L. Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B .iana, "47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 119-121 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

2005 (4)

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, M. I. Kupchenko, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, and U. Keller, "Femtosecond pulse generation with a diode-pumped Yb3+:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 1150-1152 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Griebner, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, M. Zorn, G. Erbert, M. Weyers, X. Mateos, M. Aguiló, J. Massons, and F. Díaz, "Passively mode-locked Yb:KLu(WO4)2 oscillators, " Opt. Express 13, 3465-3470 (2005)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (8)

F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, "Ultra-short-pulsed and highly-efficient diode-pumped Yb:SYS mode-locked oscillators," Opt. Express 12, 5005-5012 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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," Opt. Lett. 29, 2767-2769 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[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]

U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, "Passively mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 laser," Opt. Express 12, 3125-3130 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5845-5847 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

2002 (3)

2000 (1)

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S.A. Basun, "Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides," J. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

1993 (1)

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

D. Bloor and J. R. Dean, "Spectroscopy of rare earth oxide systems:I. Far infrared spectra of the rare earth sesquioxide, and nonstoichiometric praseodymium and terbium oxide," J. Phys. C 5, 1237-1252 (1972).Q5
[CrossRef]

Aguiló, M.

Aka, G.

Akchurin, M.

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Akhmediev, N. N.

Aschwanden, A.

Bagayev, S. N.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

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. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

Bisson, J.

Bisson, J. F.

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bloor, D.

D. Bloor and J. R. Dean, "Spectroscopy of rare earth oxide systems:I. Far infrared spectra of the rare earth sesquioxide, and nonstoichiometric praseodymium and terbium oxide," J. Phys. C 5, 1237-1252 (1972).Q5
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

Chase, L. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chnais, S.

Contag, K.

Dean, J. R.

D. Bloor and J. R. Dean, "Spectroscopy of rare earth oxide systems:I. Far infrared spectra of the rare earth sesquioxide, and nonstoichiometric praseodymium and terbium oxide," J. Phys. C 5, 1237-1252 (1972).Q5
[CrossRef]

Debourg, G.

DeLoach, L. D.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Díaz, F.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Erbert, G.

Fornasiero, L.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S.A. Basun, "Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides," J. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

Gainutdinov, R.

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

Gaum, R.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

Griebner, U.

Hagiwara, J.

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

Häring, R.

Hönninger, C.

Hosokawa, S.

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S.A. Basun, "Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides," J. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

iana,

Ikesue, A.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5845-5847 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Innerhofer, E.

Ivanov, S. N.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

Jacquemet, M.

Jagadish, C.

Kaminskii, A.

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Khazanov, E. N.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

Klopp, P.

Kopf, D.

Krupke, W. F.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kuch, S.

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S.A. Basun, "Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides," J. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kupchenko, M. I.

Kway, W. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lederer, M. J.

Lu, J.

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. Petrov, and A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Opt. Express 11, 2911-2916 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lucca, A.

Luther-Davies, B.

Massons, J.

Mateos, X.

Matrosov, V. N.

Matrosova, T. A.

Mix, E.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S.A. Basun, "Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides," J. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

Mohr, S.

Moncorgé, R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Musha, M.

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. Petrov, and A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Opt. Express 11, 2911-2916 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Payne, S. A.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

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]

U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, "Passively mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 laser," Opt. Express 12, 3125-3130 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S.A. Basun, "Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides," J. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

Peters, V.

U. Griebner, V. Petrov, K. Petermann, and V. Peters, "Passively mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 laser," Opt. Express 12, 3125-3130 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, "High melting sesquioxides: crystal growth, spectroscopy, and laser experiments," Opt. Mater. 19, 67-71 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, G. Huber, L. Fornasiero, S. Kuch, E. Mix, V. Peters, and S.A. Basun, "Rare-earth-doped sesquioxides," J. Lumin. 87, 973-975 (2000).Q2
[CrossRef]

Petrov, T.

Petrov, V.

Raybaut, P.

Rivier, S.

Saikawa, J.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5845-5847 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5845-5847 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

Sdmeyer, T.

Senatsky, Yu.

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Shirakawa, A.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. Petrov, and A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Opt. Express 11, 2911-2916 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Smith, L. K.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Soto-Crespo, J. M.

Südmeyer, T.

Taira, T.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5845-5847 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Takaichi, K.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. Petrov, and A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Opt. Express 11, 2911-2916 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tan, H. H.

Tanisho, M.

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

Taranov, A. V.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

Troshin, A. E.

Ueda, K.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. Petrov, and A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Opt. Express 11, 2911-2916 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Uematsu, T.

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Viana, B.

Weyers, M.

Yagi, H.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. Petrov, and A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Opt. Express 11, 2911-2916 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yanagitani, T.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagayev, K. Ueda, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, S. N. Ivanov, E. N. Khazanov, A. V. Taranov, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "New results on characterization of highly transparent nanocrystalline C-modification Lu2O3 nanocrystalline ceramics: room-temperature tunable CW laser action of Yb3+ ions under LD-pumping and the propagation kinetics of non-equilibrium acoustic phonons," Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 375-379 (2006).Q3
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Lu2O3:Yb3+ ceramics - a novel gain material for high-power solid-state lasers," Phys. Status. Solidi. 202, R1-R3 (2005).Q4
[CrossRef]

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yu. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Nonlinear refractive index of ceramic laser media and perspectives of their usage in a high-power laser-driver," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500-506 (2004).Q1
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, M. Tanisho, J. F. Bisson, J. Lu, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "First mode-locked ceramic laser: Femtosecond Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser," Laser Phys. 14, 1375-1381 (2004).

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Bisson, J. Lu, M. Musha, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, T. Petrov, and A. Kaminskii, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Opt. Express 11, 2911-2916 (2003)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zorn, M.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

K. Takaichi, H. Yagi, J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Highly efficient continuous-wave operation at 1030 and 1075 nm wavelengths of LD-pumped Yb3+:Y2O3 ceramic lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 317-319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1101-1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5845-5847 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Crystallography Report (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, M. Akchurin, R. Gainutdinov, K. Takaichi, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and K. Ueda, "Microharness and fracture toughness of Y2O3- and Y3Al5O12-based nanocrystalline laser ceramics," Crystallography Report 50, 869-873 (2005).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Absorption and emission spectra (2F7/22F5/2) of Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic. The absorption and emission spectra were measured with 1 at.%, 1 mm and 0.3 at.%, 1mm ceramics respectively. Arrows indicate the pump and lasing wavelengths in this experiment.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of the diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 ceramic laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output power versus launched pump power. The cw operation at 1078 nm in multimode (circles), TEM00 mode at 1034.5 nm (squares) and mode-locked operation at 1033.5 nm (triangles) are shown. The curves are for eye guides.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Autocorrelation trace and spectrum (inset) of the shortest pulses at a 3.05 W launched pump power. The experimental data (points) and a sech2-fitting curve (solid curve) are shown. (b) Autocorrelation trace in a multi-pulse operation at a launched pump power of 4.2 W.

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