Abstract

Compact femtosecond laser operation of Yb:Gd2SiO5 (Yb:GSO) crystal was demonstrated under high-brightness diode-end-pumping. A semiconductor saturable absorption mirror was used to start passive mode-locking. Stable mode-locking could be realized near the emission bands around 1031, 1048, and 1088 nm, respectively. The mode-locked Yb:GSO laser could be tuned from one stable mode-locking band to another with adjustable pulse durations in the range 1~100 ps by slightly aligning laser cavity to allow laser oscillations at different central wavelengths. A pair of SF10 prisms was inserted into the laser cavity to compensate for the group velocity dispersion. The mode-locked pulses centered at 1031 nm were compressed to 343 fs under a typical operation situation with a maximum output power of 396 mW.

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  1. F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, "Diode-pumped Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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2003 (1)

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2001 (1)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Aka, G.

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, "Diode-pumped Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ashwanden, A.

Augé, F.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

Brown, C. T. A.

Brun, A.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

Chambaret, J.-P.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chénais, S.

Debourg, G.

Denisov, I. A.

Dhellemmes, S.

Didierjean, J.

Ding, L.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Gaumé, R.

Georges, P.

Goldner, P.

Härring, R.

Haumesser, P. H.

Hönninger, C.

Innerhofer, E.

Jacquemet, C.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jacquemet, M.

Janel, N.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Kopf, D.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kumkar, M.

Kupchenko, M. I.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Larat, C.

Leclin, G. L.

Li, W.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lucas-Leclin, G.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lucca, A.

Matrosov, V. N.

Matrosova, T. A.

Mohr, S.

Moncorgé, R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Ortiz, V.

Pan, H.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paschotta, R.

Pelenc, D.

Petit, J.

Raybaut, P.

Sarmani, A. R.

Selivanov, A. G.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Sibbett, W.

Su, L.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sudmeyer, T.

Thibault, F.

Troshin, A. E.

Viana, B.

Vivien, D.

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, 1914-1916 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yan, C.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yumashev, K. V.

Zaouter, Y.

Zavelani-Rossi, M.

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, H.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, G.

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su and J. Xu, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:GSO laser," Opt. Express 14, 686-685 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

S. Chénais, F. Druon, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, A. Brun, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Augé, J.-P. Chambaret, G. Aka, D. Vivien, "Multiwatt, tunable, diode-pumped CW Yb:GdCOB laser," Appl. Phys. B 72, 389-393 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, B. Ferrand, "Efficient laser action of Yb:LSO and Yb:YSO oxyorthosilicates crystals under high-power diode-pumping," Appl. Phys. B 80, 171-176 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

W. Li, H. Pan, L. Ding, H. Zeng, G. Zhao, C. Yan, L. Su, and J. Xu, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb:Gd2SiO5 laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 221117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (8)

F. Thibault, D. Pelenc, F. Druon, Y. Zaouter, M. Jacquemet, and P. Georges, "Efficient diode-pumped Yb3+:Y2SiO5 and Yb3+:Lu2SiO5 high-power femtosecond laser operation," Opt. Lett. 31, 1555-1557 (2006).
[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 Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 197-199 (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, 1914-1916 (2002).
[CrossRef]

E. Innerhofer, T. Sudmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Härring, A. Ashwanden, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, C. Hönninger, and M. Kumkar, "60-W average power in 810-fs pulses from a thin-disk Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 367-369 (2003).
[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]

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]

A. A. Lagatsky, A. R. Sarmani, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, V. E. Kisel, A. G. Selivanov, I. A. Denisov, A. E. Troshin, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and M. I. Kupchenko, "Yb3+-doped YVO4 crystal for efficient Kerr-lens mode locking in solid-state lasers," Opt. Lett. 30, 3234-3236 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Room-temperature absorption and emission spectra of a 0.82-mm-thick 5at% Yb:GSO.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup for cw mode-locked Yb:GSO laser (a), and that with intracavity SF10 prisms for pulse compression (b).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) The standard deviations of the cw mode-locked Yb:GSO laser pulses. (b) The 101 MHz repetition rate of the cw mode-locked pulses. (c) Power spectrum of a cw mode-locked Yb:GSO laser.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Autocorrelation trace of the cw mode-locked Yb:GSO laser (a) and that with intracavity SF10 prisms for pulse compression (b). The inset of (b) gives the corresponding spectrum of the 343 fs pulse.

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