Abstract

This paper reports on a diode-pumped picosecond passively mode-locked Yb:SSO laser. Pulses as short as 2.3 ps with a repetition rate of 53 MHz were generated, without extra negative dispersion elements. The output power achieved 1.87 W at a pump power of 11.5 W. Continuous-wave operation and wavelength tuning were examined. The CW operation achieved 3.55 W output power with a slope efficiency of 44.5%; its tuning can cover the range of 1034.0-1089.7 nm.

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J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
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1998

F. X. Kurtner, J. A. der Au, and U. Keller, “Mode-locking with slow and fast saturable absorbers-what’s the difference?” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 159–168 (1998).
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[CrossRef]

Aus der Au, J.

Barzda, V.

Braun, B.

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave mode-locked solid-state lasers with enhanced spatial hole burning, part II: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 61, 569–579 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chen, F.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Cisek, R.

Cui, D.

Dai, E.

Dayel, M. J.

der Au, J. A.

F. X. Kurtner, J. A. der Au, and U. Keller, “Mode-locking with slow and fast saturable absorbers-what’s the difference?” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 159–168 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ding, L.

Dowling, K.

Druon, F.

Du, J.

Du, K.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dymoke-Bradshaw, A. K. L.

Fan, Y. X.

Feng, W.

French, P. M. W.

Georges, P.

Gillner, A.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Guo, L.

Hang, Y.

Hares, J. D.

He, J.

He, J. L.

Hoffmann, D.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hönninger, C.

Hou, W.

Ihlemann, J.

P. Simon and J. Ihlemann, “Machining of submicron structures on metals and semiconductors by ultrashort UV-laser pulses,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 63(5), 505–508 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jacquemet, M.

Kärtner, F. X.

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave mode-locked solid-state lasers with enhanced spatial hole burning, part II: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 61, 569–579 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

C. Hönninger, 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]

J. Aus der Au, S. F. Schaer, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, U. Keller, and M. Moser, “High-power diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb:YAG lasers,” Opt. Lett. 24(18), 1281–1283 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kurtner, J. A. der Au, and U. Keller, “Mode-locking with slow and fast saturable absorbers-what’s the difference?” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 159–168 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave mode-locked solid-state lasers with enhanced spatial hole burning, part II: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 61, 569–579 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kleinbauer, J.

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “A powerful diode-pumped laser source for micro-machining with ps pulses in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 315–320 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Knappe, R.

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “A powerful diode-pumped laser source for micro-machining with ps pulses in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 315–320 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kolev, V. Z.

Kovalenko, V. S.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kurtner, F. X.

F. X. Kurtner, J. A. der Au, and U. Keller, “Mode-locking with slow and fast saturable absorbers-what’s the difference?” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 159–168 (1998).
[CrossRef]

L’huillier, J. A.

Lederer, M. J.

Lever, M. J.

Li, J.

Li, W.

Liang, X.

Liu, C. C.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liu, S.

Lührmann, M.

Luther-Davies, B.

Ma, X. Y.

Major, A.

Masuzawa, T.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Meijer, J.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Ostendorf, A.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pan, H.

Paschotta, R.

Pelenc, D.

Poprawe, R.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rode, A. V.

Schaer, S. F.

Schulz, W.

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Simon, P.

P. Simon and J. Ihlemann, “Machining of submicron structures on metals and semiconductors by ultrashort UV-laser pulses,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 63(5), 505–508 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Su, L.

Su, L. B.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Z. P.

Theobald, C.

Thibault, F.

Wallenstein, R.

M. Lührmann, C. Theobald, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L’huillier, “Efficient generation of mode-locked pulses in Nd:YVO4 with a pulse duration adjustable between 34 ps and 1 ns,” Opt. Express 17(8), 6177–6186 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “A powerful diode-pumped laser source for micro-machining with ps pulses in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 315–320 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H.-T.

Wang, W. W.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

Wang, Y. G.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Guo, W. Hou, H. B. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, D. Cui, Z. Y. Xu, Y. G. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “Diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked ceramic Nd:YAG Laser with a semiconductor saturable mirror,” Opt. Express 13(11), 4085–4089 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Y.-G.

Wu, F.

L. Zheng, J. Xu, G. Zhao, L. Su, F. Wu, and X. Liang, “Bulk crystal growth and efficient diode-pumped laser performance of Yb3+:Sc2SiO5,” Appl. Phys. B 91(3-4), 443–445 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

Xu, X.

Xu, Z.

Xu, Z. Y.

Yan, C.

Yu, H.

Zaouter, Y.

Zeng, H.

Zhang, H. B.

Zhang, L.-H.

Zhao, G.

L. Zheng, J. Xu, G. Zhao, L. Su, F. Wu, and X. Liang, “Bulk crystal growth and efficient diode-pumped laser performance of Yb3+:Sc2SiO5,” Appl. Phys. B 91(3-4), 443–445 (2008).
[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(2), 686–695 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, Z.

Zheng, L.

L. Zheng, J. Xu, G. Zhao, L. Su, F. Wu, and X. Liang, “Bulk crystal growth and efficient diode-pumped laser performance of Yb3+:Sc2SiO5,” Appl. Phys. B 91(3-4), 443–445 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, L. H.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “A powerful diode-pumped laser source for micro-machining with ps pulses in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 315–320 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Zheng, J. Xu, G. Zhao, L. Su, F. Wu, and X. Liang, “Bulk crystal growth and efficient diode-pumped laser performance of Yb3+:Sc2SiO5,” Appl. Phys. B 91(3-4), 443–445 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave mode-locked solid-state lasers with enhanced spatial hole burning, part II: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 61, 569–579 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.

P. Simon and J. Ihlemann, “Machining of submicron structures on metals and semiconductors by ultrashort UV-laser pulses,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 63(5), 505–508 (1996).
[CrossRef]

CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology

J. Meijer, K. Du, A. Gillner, D. Hoffmann, V. S. Kovalenko, T. Masuzawa, A. Ostendorf, R. Poprawe, and W. Schulz, “Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons,” CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 51(2), 531–550 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

F. X. Kurtner, J. A. der Au, and U. Keller, “Mode-locking with slow and fast saturable absorbers-what’s the difference?” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 159–168 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Laser Phys.

W. W. Wang, J. Liu, F. Chen, C. C. Liu, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, J. Xu, and Y. G. Wang, “Diode Pumped Passively Mode Locked Yb:LSO/SESAM Laser,” Laser Phys. 20(4), 740–744 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The absorption and emission cross-section of Yb:SSO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic setup of CW Yb:SSO laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) CW output power versus absorbed pump power. (b) Wavelength tuning in the CW regime

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic setup of CWML Yb:SSO laser.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dependence of the laser output versus pump power in both CW and CWML regimes.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Autocorrelation trace of single pulsing. (b) Spectral profile of CWML pulses.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Autocorrelation trace of double pulsing.

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