Abstract

Diode-pumped Yb:LuAG laser has been passively mode locked with a SESAM for the first time to the authors’ knowledge. The pulses as short as 7.63ps were generated, without negative dispersion elements. The output power achieved 610mW at pump of 11.2W with repetition rate of 86MHz. The continuous-wave operation and wavelength tuning pumped at 940nm were also examined, and its tuning can cover the range of 1033nm–1079nm.

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Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Abdolvand, A.

Aggarwal, R. L.

Au, J. A.

Bagdasarov, Kh. S.

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Bernhagen, M.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bogomolova, G. A.

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Boulon, G.

Brenier, A.

Brunner, F.

Canibano, H.

Choi, H. K.

Contag, K.

Dong, J.

Du, J.

Eganyan, A.

Fagundes-Peters, D.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, and R. Hutcheson, ““Spectroscopy and diode-pumped laser Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 (LuAG),”OSA Proc. Adv,” Solid-State Lasers 24, 348–350 (1995).

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[CrossRef]

Fredrich, S. T.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

Giesen, A.

Guyot, Y.

Harder, C.

He, X.

Honninger, C.

Huber, G.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hutcheson, R.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, and R. Hutcheson, ““Spectroscopy and diode-pumped laser Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 (LuAG),”OSA Proc. Adv,” Solid-State Lasers 24, 348–350 (1995).

Innerhofer, E.

Jaque, D.

Johannsen, J.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

J. Dong, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Efficient passively Q-switched Yb:LuAG microchip laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(22), 3266–3268 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Kasamatsu, T.

Keller, U.

Kevorkov, A. M.

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Kisel, V. E.

Krainer, L.

Kränkel, C.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Krupke, W. F.

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

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kuwano, Y.

Lacovara, P.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Laura, D.

D. Laura, “Deloach, Stephen A. Payne, L. L. Chase, Larry K.Smith, Wayne L. Kway, and William F. krupke, “Evaluation of Absorption and Emission Properties of Yb3+ Doped Crystals for Laser Applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Li, R.

Liang, X.

Lichtenstein, N.

Mikhailov, V. P.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, “Diode-pumped CW lasing of Yb: KYW and Yb: KGW,” Opt. Commun. 165(1-3), 71–75 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mond, M.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Paschotta, R.

Petrosyan, A. G.

A. Brenier, Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, G. Boulon, A. Rodenas, D. Jaque, A. Eganyan, and A. G. Petrosyan, “Growth, spectroscopic, and laser properties of Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 garnet crystal,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(4), 676–683 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Prokhorov, A. M.

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Rodenas, A.

Sekita, H.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Spühler, G. J.

Su, L.

Südmeyer, T.

Sumida, D. S.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, and R. Hutcheson, ““Spectroscopy and diode-pumped laser Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 (LuAG),”OSA Proc. Adv,” Solid-State Lasers 24, 348–350 (1995).

Uecker, R.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

Vilegzhanin, D. N.

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

Wang, C. A.

Weiss, S.

Xu, J.

Xu, X.

Xu, Y.

Xu, Z.

Yan, C.

Zeng, X.

Zhao, G.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, “Continuous wave laser operation of Yb3+:YVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 79(5), 543–546 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Opt. Lett.

Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR

Kh. S. Bagdasarov, G. A. Bogomolova, D. N. Vilegzhanin, A. A. Kaminskii, A. M. Kevorkov, A. G. Petrosyan, and A. M. Prokhorov, “Luminescence and stimulated emission of Yb3+ ions in aluminum garnets,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 216, 1247–1249 (1974).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

D. Laura, “Deloach, Stephen A. Payne, L. L. Chase, Larry K.Smith, Wayne L. Kway, and William F. krupke, “Evaluation of Absorption and Emission Properties of Yb3+ Doped Crystals for Laser Applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179–1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, “Diode-pumped CW lasing of Yb: KYW and Yb: KGW,” Opt. Commun. 165(1-3), 71–75 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Solid-State Lasers

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, and R. Hutcheson, ““Spectroscopy and diode-pumped laser Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 (LuAG),”OSA Proc. Adv,” Solid-State Lasers 24, 348–350 (1995).

Other

S. Chénais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, G. Aka, and D. Vivien, “Multiwatt and broadly tunable laser action from diode-pumping of two silicate ytterbium-doped crystals: Yb:Y2SiO5 and Yb:SrY4(SiO4)3O,” in Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics Europe, Tech. Dig., Conf. Ed., 2003, CA2–5.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The unpolarized absorption and fluorescence spectra of the 10at%Yb: LuAG sample together with those of 10at%Yb: YAG.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The Stark level structure of Yb:LuAG crystal

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) The continuous wave output power dependence on absorbed pump. (b) The wavelength tuning curve of the Yb:LuAG crystal

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Setup of the mode-locked Yb:LuAG laser: SESAM-semiconductor saturable absorber mirror; M1-input coupler;M2, M3-folding mirrors; OC-output coupler.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

CW mode-locked pulses train

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Power spectrum of the CW mode-locked Yb: LuAG laser

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Autocorrelation trace of the CW mode locked pulse

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