Abstract

We realized a stable Kerr-lens mode-locked operation in a diode-pumped Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser. Pulses as short as 88 fs at the center wavelength of 1042 nm were obtained at a repetition rate of 159.3 MHz. The maximum output power was 104 mW under the incident pump power of 3.9 W. By comparing the mode-locked characteristics under different output transmissions, we obtained pulses with the highest output power of 330 mW and a duration of 149 fs. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser.

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2010 (2)

H. Yu, K. Wu, B. Yao, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wei, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, and M. Jiang, “Growth and characteristics of Yb-doped Y3Ga5O12 laser crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.46, 1689–1695 (2010).
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A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:LuScO3 single crystal laser with 74 fs pulse duration,” Opt. Lett.35, 511–513 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

2008 (3)

M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, S. Hosokawa, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped 65 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb3+:Lu2O3 and nondoped Y2O3 combined ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett.33, 1380–1382 (2008).
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S. Uemura and K. Torizuka, “Kerr-lens mode-locked diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser with the transverse mode passively stabilized,” Appl. Phys. Express1,012007 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Rivier, V. Petrov, A. Gross, S. Vernay, V. Wesemann, D. Rytz, and U. Griebner, “Diffusion bonding of monoclinic Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 and its continuous-wave and mode-locked laser performance,” Appl. Phys. Express1,112601 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

S. G. P. Strohmaier, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Diode pumped Nd:GSAG and Nd:YGG laser at 942 and 935 nm,” Opt. Commun.275, 170–172 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Diode-pumped sub-100 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett.32, 3382–3384 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (2)

2005 (3)

2004 (1)

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B79, 555–558 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, “Charge transfer fluorescence and f-f luminescence in ytterbium compounds,” Opt. Mater.24, 267–274 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Yoshikawa, M. Nikl, H. Ogino, J. H. Lee, and T. Fukuda, “Crystal growth of Yb3+-doped oxide single crystals for scintillator application,” J. Cryst. Growth250, 94–99 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (3)

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, “Diode-pumped Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett.27, 197–199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Heer, M. Wermuth, K. Krämer, and H. U. Güdel, “Sharp 2E upconversion luminescence of Cr3+ in Y3Ga5O12 codoped with Cr3+ and Yb3+,” Phys. Rev. B65, 125112 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Giesting and A. M. Hofmeister, “Thermal conductivity of disordered garnets from infrared spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B65, 144305 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

E. Antic-Fidanccv, J. Hölsä, M. Lastusaari, and A. Lupei, “Dopant-host relationships in rare-earth oxides and garnets doped with trivalent rare-earth ions,” Phys. Rev. B64,195108 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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]

2000 (1)

B. Henderson, H. G. Gallagher, T. P. J. Han, and M. A. Scott, “Optical spectroscopy and optimal crystal growth of some Cr4+-doped garnets,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter12, 1927–1938 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1996 (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.2, 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1991 (1)

1990 (1)

1989 (1)

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, “Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals,” Phys. Rev. B39, 3337–3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1965 (1)

F. Euler and J. A. Bruce, “Oxygen coordinates of compounds with garnet structure,” Acta Crystallogr.19, 971–974 (1965).
[CrossRef]

1964 (1)

J. E. Geusic, H. M. Marcos, and L. G. Van Uitert, “Laser oscillations in Nd-doped yttrium aluminum, yttrium gallium and gadolinium garnets,” Appl. Phys. Lett.4, 182–184 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Adair, R.

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, “Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals,” Phys. Rev. B39, 3337–3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Agnesi, A.

Aka, G.

Amann, M.-C.

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E. Antic-Fidanccv, J. Hölsä, M. Lastusaari, and A. Lupei, “Dopant-host relationships in rare-earth oxides and garnets doped with trivalent rare-earth ions,” Phys. Rev. B64,195108 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Apolonski, A.

Asaki, M. T.

Aus der Au, J.

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, J. Aus der Au, and A. Guandalini, “40-fs Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser pumped by a single-mode 350-mW laser diode,” Opt. Express20, 10077–10082 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.2, 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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Benayad, A.

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[CrossRef]

Brons, J.

Brovelli, L. R.

Brown, C. T. A.

Bruce, J. A.

F. Euler and J. A. Bruce, “Oxygen coordinates of compounds with garnet structure,” Acta Crystallogr.19, 971–974 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Camy, P.

Cassagne, C.

Chase, L. L.

R. Adair, L. L. Chase, and S. A. Payne, “Nonlinear refractive index of optical crystals,” Phys. Rev. B39, 3337–3350 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Chénais, S.

Czeranowsky, C.

S. G. P. Strohmaier, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Diode pumped Nd:GSAG and Nd:YGG laser at 942 and 935 nm,” Opt. Commun.275, 170–172 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Denisov, I. A.

Didierjean, J.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Dujardin, C.

I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, “Charge transfer fluorescence and f-f luminescence in ytterbium compounds,” Opt. Mater.24, 267–274 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Eichler, H. J.

S. G. P. Strohmaier, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Diode pumped Nd:GSAG and Nd:YGG laser at 942 and 935 nm,” Opt. Commun.275, 170–172 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Erbert, G.

Euler, F.

F. Euler and J. A. Bruce, “Oxygen coordinates of compounds with garnet structure,” Acta Crystallogr.19, 971–974 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Ferencz, K.

Fiebig, C.

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.2, 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Friebel, F.

Fukuda, T.

A. Yoshikawa, M. Nikl, H. Ogino, J. H. Lee, and T. Fukuda, “Crystal growth of Yb3+-doped oxide single crystals for scintillator application,” J. Cryst. Growth250, 94–99 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gallagher, H. G.

B. Henderson, H. G. Gallagher, T. P. J. Han, and M. A. Scott, “Optical spectroscopy and optimal crystal growth of some Cr4+-doped garnets,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter12, 1927–1938 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Garnier, N.

I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, “Charge transfer fluorescence and f-f luminescence in ytterbium compounds,” Opt. Mater.24, 267–274 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Garvey, D.

Gaumé, R.

Georges, P.

Geusic, J. E.

J. E. Geusic, H. M. Marcos, and L. G. Van Uitert, “Laser oscillations in Nd-doped yttrium aluminum, yttrium gallium and gadolinium garnets,” Appl. Phys. Lett.4, 182–184 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Giesting, P. A.

P. A. Giesting and A. M. Hofmeister, “Thermal conductivity of disordered garnets from infrared spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B65, 144305 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Goldner, P.

Grasse, C.

Greborio, A.

Griebner, U.

Gross, A.

S. Rivier, V. Petrov, A. Gross, S. Vernay, V. Wesemann, D. Rytz, and U. Griebner, “Diffusion bonding of monoclinic Yb:KY(WO4)2/KY(WO4)2 and its continuous-wave and mode-locked laser performance,” Appl. Phys. Express1,112601 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Guandalini, A.

Güdel, H. U.

S. Heer, M. Wermuth, K. Krämer, and H. U. Güdel, “Sharp 2E upconversion luminescence of Cr3+ in Y3Ga5O12 codoped with Cr3+ and Yb3+,” Phys. Rev. B65, 125112 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Guerassimova, N.

I. A. Kamenskikh, N. Guerassimova, C. Dujardin, N. Garnier, G. Ledoux, C. Pedrini, M. Kirm, A. Petrosyan, and D. Spassky, “Charge transfer fluorescence and f-f luminescence in ytterbium compounds,” Opt. Mater.24, 267–274 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Han, T. P. J.

B. Henderson, H. G. Gallagher, T. P. J. Han, and M. A. Scott, “Optical spectroscopy and optimal crystal growth of some Cr4+-doped garnets,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter12, 1927–1938 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, M.

Harder, C.

Heer, S.

S. Heer, M. Wermuth, K. Krämer, and H. U. Güdel, “Sharp 2E upconversion luminescence of Cr3+ in Y3Ga5O12 codoped with Cr3+ and Yb3+,” Phys. Rev. B65, 125112 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hein, J.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B79, 555–558 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, B.

B. Henderson, H. G. Gallagher, T. P. J. Han, and M. A. Scott, “Optical spectroscopy and optimal crystal growth of some Cr4+-doped garnets,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter12, 1927–1938 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hofmeister, A. M.

P. A. Giesting and A. M. Hofmeister, “Thermal conductivity of disordered garnets from infrared spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B65, 144305 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hölsä, J.

E. Antic-Fidanccv, J. Hölsä, M. Lastusaari, and A. Lupei, “Dopant-host relationships in rare-earth oxides and garnets doped with trivalent rare-earth ions,” Phys. Rev. B64,195108 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hönninger, C.

C. Hönninger, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, and C. Harder, “Efficient and tunable diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:glass lasers,” Opt. Lett.23, 126–128 (1998).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.2, 435–453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hosokawa, S.

Huang, C. P.

Huber, G.

A. Schmidt, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, and G. Erbert, “Diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:LuScO3 single crystal laser with 74 fs pulse duration,” Opt. Lett.35, 511–513 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. G. P. Strohmaier, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Diode pumped Nd:GSAG and Nd:YGG laser at 942 and 935 nm,” Opt. Commun.275, 170–172 (2007).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of a KLM Yb:YGG laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Intensity autocorrelation trace of the KLM laser pulses. The experimental data and the sech2-fitting curve are shown by the solid curve and the dashed curve respectively. (b) Laser spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Radio frequency spectrum of the mode-locked Yb:YGG laser. (a) RF spectrum at the fundamental beat note with the RBW of 1 kHz. (b) RF spectrum of 1 GHz wide-span range with the RBW of 100 kHz.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Beam profiles in CW and mode-locked operations

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Spectrum of the Kerr-lens mode-locked operation under four different transmissions (T = 0.3%, 0.5%, 0.8% and 2%). (b) Summary of the results (output power versus pulse duration).

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