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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2007 (2)

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

X. He, G. Zhao, X. Xu, X. Zeng, and J. Xu, “Comparison of spectroscopic properties of Yb:YAP and Yb:YAG crystals,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 295–297 (2007).

2006 (2)

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]

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

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]

2002 (1)

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

2000 (2)

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

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

1999 (3)

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]

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, and Y. Kuwano, “Temperature Dependence and Optimization of 970-nm Diode-Pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG Lasers,” Appl. Opt. 38(24), 5149–5153 (1999).
[Crossref]

C. Honninger, 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(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

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).

1993 (1)

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]

1991 (1)

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb: YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(14), 1089–1091 (1991).
[Crossref]

1974 (1)

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).

“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]

Abdolvand, A.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

Aggarwal, R. L.

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb: YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(14), 1089–1091 (1991).
[Crossref]

Aka, G.

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.

Au, J. A.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

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).

Balembois, F.

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.

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.

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]

Brenier, A.

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]

Brunner, F.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

Canibano, H.

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]

Chase, L. L.

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]

Chénais, S.

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.

Choi, H. K.

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb: YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(14), 1089–1091 (1991).
[Crossref]

Contag, K.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

Deloach,,

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]

Dong, J.

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

Druon, F.

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.

Du, J.

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Eganyan, A.

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]

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).

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb: YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(14), 1089–1091 (1991).
[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.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

Gaumé, R.

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.

Georges, P.

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.

Giesen, A.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

Guyot, Y.

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]

Harder, C.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

He, X.

Honninger, C.

C. Honninger, 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(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

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.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

Jaque, D.

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]

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.

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, and Y. Kuwano, “Temperature Dependence and Optimization of 970-nm Diode-Pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG Lasers,” Appl. Opt. 38(24), 5149–5153 (1999).
[Crossref]

Keller, U.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

C. Honninger, 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(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

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.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

Krainer, L.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

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).

krupke, William F.

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]

Kuleshov, N. V.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

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]

Kuwano, Y.

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, and Y. Kuwano, “Temperature Dependence and Optimization of 970-nm Diode-Pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG Lasers,” Appl. Opt. 38(24), 5149–5153 (1999).
[Crossref]

Kway, Wayne L.

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]

Lacovara, P.

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb: YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(14), 1089–1091 (1991).
[Crossref]

Lagatsky, A. A.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

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]

Li, R.

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Liang, X.

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Lichtenstein, N.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

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.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

C. Honninger, 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(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

Moser, M.

C. Honninger, 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(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

Paschotta, R.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

C. Honninger, 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(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

Payne, Stephen A.

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]

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.

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]

Sekita, H.

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, and Y. Kuwano, “Temperature Dependence and Optimization of 970-nm Diode-Pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG Lasers,” Appl. Opt. 38(24), 5149–5153 (1999).
[Crossref]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

Smith, Larry K.

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]

Spühler, G. J.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

Su, L.

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Südmeyer, T.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

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.

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

Viana, B.

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.

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).

Vivien, D.

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.

Wang, C. A.

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb: YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(14), 1089–1091 (1991).
[Crossref]

Weiss, S.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

Xu, J.

X. He, G. Zhao, X. Xu, X. Zeng, and J. Xu, “Comparison of spectroscopic properties of Yb:YAP and Yb:YAG crystals,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 295–297 (2007).

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Xu, X.

Xu, Y.

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Xu, Z.

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Yan, C.

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Zeng, X.

Zhao, G.

X. He, G. Zhao, X. Xu, X. Zeng, and J. Xu, “Comparison of spectroscopic properties of Yb:YAP and Yb:YAG crystals,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 295–297 (2007).

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

T. Kasamatsu, H. Sekita, and Y. Kuwano, “Temperature Dependence and Optimization of 970-nm Diode-Pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG Lasers,” Appl. Opt. 38(24), 5149–5153 (1999).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

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. (1)

Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR (1)

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. (1)

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. (1)

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 (2)

C. Honninger, 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(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

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]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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 (1)

J. Du, X. Liang, Y. Xu, R. Li, Z. Xu, C. Yan, G. Zhao, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Tunable and efficient diode-pumped Yb3+: GYSO laser,” Opt. Express 14(8), 3333–3338 (2006).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (4)

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, “Room-temperature diode-pumped Yb: YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 16(14), 1089–1091 (1991).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-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(WO(4))(2) laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[Crossref]

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO(4))(2) laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref]

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

Solid-State Lasers (1)

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 (1)

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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