Abstract

An efficient continuous wave and passively mode-locked thulium-doped oxyorthosilicate Tm:LuYSiO5 laser is demonstrated. A maximum slope efficiency of 56.3% is obtained at 2057.4 nm in continuous wave operation regime. With an InGaAs quantum well SESAM, self-starting passively mode-locked Tm:LuYSiO5 laser is realized in the 1929 nm to 2065 nm spectral region. A maximum average output power of 130.2 mW with a pulse duration of 33.1 ps and a repetition rate of about 100 MHz is generated at 1984.1 nm. Pulses as short as 24.2 ps with an average output power of 100 mW are obtained with silicon prisms where used to manage the intracavity dispersion. The shortest pulse duration of about 19.6 ps is obtained with an average output power of 64.5 mW at 1944.3 nm.

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2012 (1)

2011 (1)

2010 (4)

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

2008 (3)

2007 (1)

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Rico, F. Guell, M. Aguilo, and F. Diaz, “Thulium doped monoclinic KLu(WO4)2 single crystals: growth and spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B87(4), 707–716 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

1993 (1)

C. Li, R. Moncorge, J. C. Souriau, and C. Wyon, “Efficient 2.05 µm room temperature Y2SiO5:Tm3+ cw laser,” Opt. Commun.101(5-6), 356–360 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

Aguilo, M.

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Rico, F. Guell, M. Aguilo, and F. Diaz, “Thulium doped monoclinic KLu(WO4)2 single crystals: growth and spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B87(4), 707–716 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Aguiló, M.

Biermann, K.

Britos, N.

Bromberger, H.

Brown, C. T. A.

Budni, P. A.

Calvez, S.

Carvajal, J. J.

Cascales, C.

Chicklis, E. P.

Cho, W. B.

Choi, S. Y.

Cong, Z. H.

Dawson, M. D.

De Tan, W.

Dekorsy, T.

Denisov, I. A.

Diaz, F.

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Rico, F. Guell, M. Aguilo, and F. Diaz, “Thulium doped monoclinic KLu(WO4)2 single crystals: growth and spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B87(4), 707–716 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Díaz, F.

Ding, L. E.

Dong, Q.

B. Q. Yao, L. L. Zheng, X. M. Duan, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and Q. Dong, “Diode pumped room-temperature continuous wave Tm-doped Lu2SiO5 laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(10), 714–718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Duan, X. M.

B. Q. Yao, L. L. Zheng, X. M. Duan, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and Q. Dong, “Diode pumped room-temperature continuous wave Tm-doped Lu2SiO5 laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(10), 714–718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Engelbrecht, M.

Esterowitz, L.

Fan, X. W.

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

Foing, J. P.

Fuhrberg, P.

Fusari, F.

Gaponenko, M. S.

Griebner, U.

Grimm, C. V. B.

Guell, F.

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Rico, F. Guell, M. Aguilo, and F. Diaz, “Thulium doped monoclinic KLu(WO4)2 single crystals: growth and spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B87(4), 707–716 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Guo, C. L.

Gupta, J. A.

Han, X.

Haxsen, F.

Helm, M.

Huber, G.

Killinger, D. K.

Kisel, V. E.

Koopmann, P.

Kracht, D.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Künzel, H.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Lee, S.

Lemons, M. L.

Li, C.

C. Li, R. Moncorge, J. C. Souriau, and C. Wyon, “Efficient 2.05 µm room temperature Y2SiO5:Tm3+ cw laser,” Opt. Commun.101(5-6), 356–360 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Li, D. Z.

Z. H. Cong, D. Y. Tang, W. De Tan, J. Zhang, C. W. Xu, D. W. Luo, X. D. Xu, D. Z. Li, J. Xu, X. Y. Zhang, and Q. P. Wang, “Dual-wavelength passively mode-locked Nd:LuYSiO5 laser with SESAM,” Opt. Express19(5), 3984–3989 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Li, L. J.

Li, W. X.

Lipovskii, A. A.

Liu, C. C.

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

Liu, J.

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

Lu, W.

Luo, D. W.

Malyarevich, A. M.

Mateos, X.

Miller, C. A.

Moncorge, R.

C. Li, R. Moncorge, J. C. Souriau, and C. Wyon, “Efficient 2.05 µm room temperature Y2SiO5:Tm3+ cw laser,” Opt. Commun.101(5-6), 356–360 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

Mosto, J. R.

Neuhaus, J.

Pan, H. F.

Petrov, V.

Pinto, J. F.

Pomeranz, L. A.

Pujol, M. C.

Rico, M.

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Rico, F. Guell, M. Aguilo, and F. Diaz, “Thulium doped monoclinic KLu(WO4)2 single crystals: growth and spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B87(4), 707–716 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rosenblatt, G. H.

Rotermund, F.

Ruehl, A.

Ruf, H.

Schäfer, H.

Scheer, E.

Schmidt, A.

Serrano, M. D.

Shen, X. D.

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

Silvestre, O.

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Rico, F. Guell, M. Aguilo, and F. Diaz, “Thulium doped monoclinic KLu(WO4)2 single crystals: growth and spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B87(4), 707–716 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Skoptsov, N. A.

Souriau, J. C.

C. Li, R. Moncorge, J. C. Souriau, and C. Wyon, “Efficient 2.05 µm room temperature Y2SiO5:Tm3+ cw laser,” Opt. Commun.101(5-6), 356–360 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Steinmeyer, G.

Su, L. B.

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

W. X. Li, S. X. Xu, H. F. Pan, L. E. Ding, H. P. Zeng, W. Lu, C. L. Guo, G. J. Zhao, C. F. Yan, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient tunable diode-pumped Yb:LYSO laser,” Opt. Express14(15), 6681–6686 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taczak, T. M.

Tang, D. Y.

Viana, B.

Wandt, D.

Wang, H. B.

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q. P.

Wang, S. T.

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W. W.

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

Wang, Y. Z.

B. Q. Yao, L. L. Zheng, X. M. Duan, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and Q. Dong, “Diode pumped room-temperature continuous wave Tm-doped Lu2SiO5 laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(10), 714–718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. Q. Yao, L. J. Li, L. L. Zheng, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped continuous wave and Q-switched operation of a c-cut Tm,Ho:YAlO3 laser,” Opt. Express16(7), 5075–5081 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Z. P.

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wu, F.

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wyon, C.

C. Li, R. Moncorge, J. C. Souriau, and C. Wyon, “Efficient 2.05 µm room temperature Y2SiO5:Tm3+ cw laser,” Opt. Commun.101(5-6), 356–360 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Xia, C. T.

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Xu, C. W.

Xu, J.

Z. H. Cong, D. Y. Tang, W. De Tan, J. Zhang, C. W. Xu, D. W. Luo, X. D. Xu, D. Z. Li, J. Xu, X. Y. Zhang, and Q. P. Wang, “Dual-wavelength passively mode-locked Nd:LuYSiO5 laser with SESAM,” Opt. Express19(5), 3984–3989 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

B. Q. Yao, L. J. Li, L. L. Zheng, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped continuous wave and Q-switched operation of a c-cut Tm,Ho:YAlO3 laser,” Opt. Express16(7), 5075–5081 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. X. Li, S. X. Xu, H. F. Pan, L. E. Ding, H. P. Zeng, W. Lu, C. L. Guo, G. J. Zhao, C. F. Yan, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient tunable diode-pumped Yb:LYSO laser,” Opt. Express14(15), 6681–6686 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Xu, S. X.

Xu, X. D.

Z. H. Cong, D. Y. Tang, W. De Tan, J. Zhang, C. W. Xu, D. W. Luo, X. D. Xu, D. Z. Li, J. Xu, X. Y. Zhang, and Q. P. Wang, “Dual-wavelength passively mode-locked Nd:LuYSiO5 laser with SESAM,” Opt. Express19(5), 3984–3989 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yan, C. F.

Yang, K. J.

Yao, B. Q.

B. Q. Yao, L. L. Zheng, X. M. Duan, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and Q. Dong, “Diode pumped room-temperature continuous wave Tm-doped Lu2SiO5 laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(10), 714–718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. Q. Yao, L. J. Li, L. L. Zheng, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped continuous wave and Q-switched operation of a c-cut Tm,Ho:YAlO3 laser,” Opt. Express16(7), 5075–5081 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yeom, D.

Yim, J. H.

Yumashev, K. V.

Zaldo, C.

Zeng, H. P.

Zhang, J.

Zhang, S. D.

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, S. X.

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X. Y.

Zhao, G. J.

Zheng, L. H.

J. Liu, W. W. Wang, C. C. Liu, X. W. Fan, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, “Efficient diode-pumped self-mode-locking Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(2), 104–107 (2010).

Zheng, L. L.

B. Q. Yao, L. L. Zheng, X. M. Duan, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and Q. Dong, “Diode pumped room-temperature continuous wave Tm-doped Lu2SiO5 laser,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(10), 714–718 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. Q. Yao, L. J. Li, L. L. Zheng, Y. Z. Wang, G. J. Zhao, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped continuous wave and Q-switched operation of a c-cut Tm,Ho:YAlO3 laser,” Opt. Express16(7), 5075–5081 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhong, H. Y.

S. D. Zhang, S. T. Wang, X. D. Shen, H. B. Wang, H. Y. Zhong, S. X. Zhang, and J. Xu, “Czochralski growth of rare-earth orthosilicates-Y2SiO5 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth197(4), 901–904 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, D. H.

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhuang, S. D.

D. Z. Li, X. D. Xu, D. H. Zhou, S. D. Zhuang, Z. P. Wang, C. T. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth, spectral properties, and laser demonstration of laser crystal Nd:LYSO,” Laser Phys. Lett.7(11), 798–804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

O. Silvestre, M. C. Pujol, M. Rico, F. Guell, M. Aguilo, and F. Diaz, “Thulium doped monoclinic KLu(WO4)2 single crystals: growth and spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B87(4), 707–716 (2007).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) CW and passively mode-locked Tm:LYSO laser setup, (b) Polarized absorption spectrum and (c) laser emission power of Tm:LYSO crystal under lasing operation: Square, (E) || D1; Circle, (E) || D2. The inset in Fig. 1 (b) is the crystalline orientation of Tm:YSO crystal [9].

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Fig. 2

(a) Average output powers versus absorbed pump power, Symbols: experimental data, line: linearly fit; (b) Tunable curve of the Tm:LYSO laser at 777 nm with 3% output coupling.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Autocorrelation intensity trace, (b) optical spectrum and (c) RF spectrum of continuous wave mode-locked Tm:LYSO laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) and (b) tunability of the mode-locked Tm:LYSO laser, (c) intensity autocorrelation of the mode-locked pulse at 1944.3 nm, (d) the corresponding optical spectrum at 1944.3 nm.

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