Abstract

We demonstrate a high repetition rate, single mode fiber-coupled diode pumped, Yb:KYW laser in a four mirror ring cavity configuration and study its performance in soft aperture, Kerr lens mode-locked operation at around 1.04 μm.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

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A. Bartels, T. Dekorsy, and H. Kurz, "Femtosecond Ti:sapphire ring laser with 2-GHz repetition rate and its application in time-resolved spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 24, 996-998 (1999).
[CrossRef]

S. H. Cho, B. E. Bouma, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, "Low-repetition-rate high-peak-power Kerr-lens modelocked Ti:Al2O3 laser with multi-pass cavity," Opt. Lett. 24, 417-419 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1991

1972

H. Kogelnik, E. Ippen, A. Dienes, and C. Shank, "Astimatically compensated cavities for CW dye lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 373-379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Aka, G.

Balembois, F.

Bartels, A.

Biswal, S.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bouma, B. E.

Braun, A.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Brown, C. T. A.

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

Chnais, S.

Cho, S. H.

Corwin, K. L.

Cruz, F. C.

Cundiff, S. T.

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, "Optical frequency measurement across a 104-THz gap with a femtosecond laser frequency comb," Opt. Lett. 25, 186-188 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cunningham, J. E.

Dantus, M.

Debourg, G.

Dekorsy, T.

Denisov, I. A.

Diddams, S. A.

S. A. Meyer, J. A. Squier, and S. A. Diddams, "Diode-pumped Yb:KYW femtosecond laser frequency comb with stabilized carrier-envelope offset frequency," Eur. Phys. J. D 48, 19-26 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Bartels, D. Heinecke, and S. A. Diddams, "Passively mode-locked 10 GHz femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 1905-1907 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Bartels, R. Gebs, M. S. Kirchner, and S. A. Diddams, "Spectrally resloved optical frequency comb from a self-referenced 5 GHz femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 2553-2555 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. M. Fortier, A. Bartels, and S. A. Diddams, "Octave-spanning Ti:sapphire laser with a repetition rate >1GHz for optical frequency measurements and comparisons," Opt. Lett. 31, 1011-1013 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Kirchner, T. M. Fortier, A. Bartels, and S. A. Diddams, "A low-threshold self-referenced Ti:Sapphire optical frequency comb," Opt. Express 14, 9531-9536 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Thormann, A. Bartels, K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, L. Hollberg, S. A. Diddams, J. W. Nicholson, and M. F. Yan, "420-MHz Cr:forsterite femtosecind ring laser and continuum generation in the 1-2- m range," Opt. Lett. 28, 1368-1370 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, "Optical frequency measurement across a 104-THz gap with a femtosecond laser frequency comb," Opt. Lett. 25, 186-188 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Didierjean, J.

Dienes, A.

H. Kogelnik, E. Ippen, A. Dienes, and C. Shank, "Astimatically compensated cavities for CW dye lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 373-379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Fortier, T. M.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gaum, R.

Gebs, R.

Geoges, P.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Goldner, P.

Graf, M.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hall, J. L.

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, "Optical frequency measurement across a 104-THz gap with a femtosecond laser frequency comb," Opt. Lett. 25, 186-188 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heinecke, D.

Hollberg, L.

Honninger, C.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E.

H. Kogelnik, E. Ippen, A. Dienes, and C. Shank, "Astimatically compensated cavities for CW dye lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 373-379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

Jacquemet, M.

Johannsen, I.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D. J.

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, "Optical frequency measurement across a 104-THz gap with a femtosecond laser frequency comb," Opt. Lett. 25, 186-188 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kartner, F. X.

Kean, P. N.

Keller, U.

A. E. H. Oehler, T. S¨udmeyer, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, "100 GHz passively mode-locked Er:Yr:glass laser at 1.5 m with 1.6-ps pulses," Opt. Express 16, 21930-21935 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kirchner, M. S.

Kisel, V. E.

Knox, W. H.

Kogelnik, H.

H. Kogelnik, E. Ippen, A. Dienes, and C. Shank, "Astimatically compensated cavities for CW dye lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 373-379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kupchenko, M. I.

Kurz, H.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Leburn, C. G.

C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky. C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, "Femtosecond Cr4+:YAG laser with 4 GHz pulse repetition rate," Electron. Lett. 40, 805-807 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Liang, H. C.

Liu, H.

Lucas Leclin, G.

Lucca, A.

Ma, L. S.

Matrosov, V. N.

Matrosova, T. A.

Meyer, S. A.

S. A. Meyer, J. A. Squier, and S. A. Diddams, "Diode-pumped Yb:KYW femtosecond laser frequency comb with stabilized carrier-envelope offset frequency," Eur. Phys. J. D 48, 19-26 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mohr, S.

Montcorg, R.

Morgner, U.

Morier-Genoud, F.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Moser, M.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

Mourou, G. A.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nees, J.

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, "Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 26, 1723-1725 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Newbury, N. R.

Nicholson, J. W.

Nogueira, G. T.

Oehler, A. E. H.

Paschotta, R.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pelenc, D.

Petit, J.

Radzewicz, C.

P. Wasylczyk, and C. Radzewicz, "Design and Alignment Criteria for a Simple, Robust, Diode-Pumped Femtosecond Yb:KYW Oscillator," Laser Phys. 19, 129-133 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ranka, J. K.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Raybaut, P.

Ross, H. C.

S¨udmeyer, T.

Sarmani, A. R.

Seeber, W.

C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G. A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, "Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk laser and laser amplifiers," Appl. Phys. B 69, 3-17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Selivanov, A. G.

Shank, C.

H. Kogelnik, E. Ippen, A. Dienes, and C. Shank, "Astimatically compensated cavities for CW dye lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 373-379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

Spence, D. E.

Sphler, G. J.

Squier, J. A.

S. A. Meyer, J. A. Squier, and S. A. Diddams, "Diode-pumped Yb:KYW femtosecond laser frequency comb with stabilized carrier-envelope offset frequency," Eur. Phys. J. D 48, 19-26 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Stentz, A.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Thibault, F.

Thormann, I.

Tomaru, T.

Troshin, A. E.

Viana, B.

Wasylczyk, P.

P. Wasylczyk, and C. Radzewicz, "Design and Alignment Criteria for a Simple, Robust, Diode-Pumped Femtosecond Yb:KYW Oscillator," Laser Phys. 19, 129-133 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Weingarten, K. J.

Windeler, R. S.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, B.

Yan, M. F.

Yumashev, K. V.

Zaouter, Y.

Zhang, G.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Gigahertz Yb:KYW laser layout. LD - 980 nm, 500 mW single mode fiber coupled laser diode, CL - f=15 mm collimating lens, FL - f=30 mm focusing lens, PM - pump mirror (HT@980 nm and HR@1040±20 nm), X - 1.2 mm Yb:KYW crystal, -800 - negative dispersion mirror (-800 fs2@1030 nm), OC - output coupler. The laser cavity is drawn to scale. Inset shows the 0.65 GHz cavity with increased negative dispersion (see text for details).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Laser CW output power as a function of the pump power incident on the crystal a) and the measured modelocked laser spectrum b).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

RF spectrum of the laser output measured with 24 kHz RBW. Normalized laser output trace is shown in the inset.

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