Abstract

We report on the generation of 67 fs pulses from a diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KGW bulk laser. The average output power reached 3 W, corresponding to >38 nJ of pulse energy and >570 kW of peak power. The mode locking was initiated by a semiconductor saturable absorber. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest average output power produced to date from Yb-ion based bulk lasers with such a short pulse duration.

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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(9), 10077–10082 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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1999

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997

L. Xu, G. Tempea, A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, A. Stingl, and K. Ferencz, “High-power sub-10-fs Ti:sapphire oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, “Pulsed laser operation of Y b-dope d KY(WO4)2 and KGd(WO4)2.,” Opt. Lett.22(17), 1317–1319 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1996

F. X. Kartner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Agnesi, A.

Aitchison, J. S.

Aka, G. P.

A. Major, J. S. Aitchison, P. W. E. Smith, F. Druon, P. Georges, B. Viana, and G. P. Aka, “Z-scan measurements of the nonlinear refractive indices of novel Yb-doped laser crystal hosts,” Appl. Phys. B80(2), 199–201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Amann, M.-C.

Apolonski, A.

Aus der Au, J.

Baer, C. R. E.

C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. Schriber, M. Golling, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Sub-100 femtosecond pulses from a SESAM modelocked thin disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B106(3), 559–562 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

Barzda, V.

Beil, K.

C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. Schriber, M. Golling, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Sub-100 femtosecond pulses from a SESAM modelocked thin disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B106(3), 559–562 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Biswal, S.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Boehm, G.

Braun, A.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Brons, J.

Brown, C. T. A.

Calendron, A.-L.

Camy, P.

Cisek, R.

Cormier, E.

Denisov, I. A.

Descamps, D.

Didierjean, J.

Diebold, A.

Doualan, J.-L.

Druon, F.

Dubrasquet, R.

Ebert, G.

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Ebert, A. Gross, V. Wesemann, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “65 fs diode-pumped diffusion-bonded Yb:KY(WO4)2/ KY(WO4)2 laser,” Electron. Lett.46(9), 641–643 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Emaury, F.

Erbert, G.

Ferencz, K.

L. Xu, G. Tempea, A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, A. Stingl, and K. Ferencz, “High-power sub-10-fs Ti:sapphire oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ferguson, A. I.

Fiebig, C.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Goldner, P.

Golling, M.

A. Diebold, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, M. Golling, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “SESAM mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin disk laser with 62 fs pulse generation,” Opt. Lett.38(19), 3842–3845 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. Schriber, M. Golling, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Sub-100 femtosecond pulses from a SESAM modelocked thin disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B106(3), 559–562 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Graf, M.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Grasse, C.

Greborio, A.

Griebner, U.

A. Yoshida, A. Schmidt, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Liu, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, G. Erbert, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “42-fs diode-pumped Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 oscillator,” Opt. Express18(23), 24325–24330 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Ebert, A. Gross, V. Wesemann, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “65 fs diode-pumped diffusion-bonded Yb:KY(WO4)2/ KY(WO4)2 laser,” Electron. Lett.46(9), 641–643 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gross, A.

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Ebert, A. Gross, V. Wesemann, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “65 fs diode-pumped diffusion-bonded Yb:KY(WO4)2/ KY(WO4)2 laser,” Electron. Lett.46(9), 641–643 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Guandalini, A.

Guichard, F.

Heckl, O. H.

C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. Schriber, M. Golling, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Sub-100 femtosecond pulses from a SESAM modelocked thin disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B106(3), 559–562 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hein, J.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B79(5), 555–558 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Holtom, G. R.

Hönninger, C.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hosokawa, S.

Huber, G.

C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. Schriber, M. Golling, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Sub-100 femtosecond pulses from a SESAM modelocked thin disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B106(3), 559–562 (2012).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, “Pulsed laser operation of Y b-dope d KY(WO4)2 and KGd(WO4)2.,” Opt. Lett.22(17), 1317–1319 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Johannsen, I.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jung, I. D.

F. X. Kartner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kalashnikov, V. L.

Kaminskii, A. A.

Kartner, F. X.

F. X. Kartner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

A. Diebold, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, M. Golling, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “SESAM mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin disk laser with 62 fs pulse generation,” Opt. Lett.38(19), 3842–3845 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. Schriber, M. Golling, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Sub-100 femtosecond pulses from a SESAM modelocked thin disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B106(3), 559–562 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kartner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

Kränkel, C.

C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. Schriber, M. Golling, K. Beil, C. Kränkel, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Sub-100 femtosecond pulses from a SESAM modelocked thin disk laser,” Appl. Phys. B106(3), 559–562 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, C. Grasse, V. Pervak, G. Boehm, M.-C. Amann, V. L. Kalashnikov, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, “High-power 200 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett.36(24), 4746–4748 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Xu, G. Tempea, A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, A. Stingl, and K. Ferencz, “High-power sub-10-fs Ti:sapphire oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kupchenko, M. I.

Kurokawa, H.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Langford, N.

Lederer, M. J.

Lenzner, M.

L. Xu, G. Tempea, A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, A. Stingl, and K. Ferencz, “High-power sub-10-fs Ti:sapphire oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.

Liu, J.

Lucas Leclin, G.

Machinet, G.

Major, A.

Matrosov, V. N.

Matrosova, T. A.

Mikhailov, V. P.

Moncorgé, R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Moser, M.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

Mourou, G. A.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 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(21), 1723–1725 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Noriyuki, M.

Paschke, K.

Paschotta, R.

C. Hönninger, 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 lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B69(1), 3–17 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Paunescu, G.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, “100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser,” Appl. Phys. B79(5), 555–558 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pervak, V.

Petit, J.

Petrov, V.

A. Yoshida, A. Schmidt, H. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Liu, C. Fiebig, K. Paschke, G. Erbert, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “42-fs diode-pumped Yb:Ca4YO(BO3)3 oscillator,” Opt. Express18(23), 24325–24330 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Ebert, A. Gross, V. Wesemann, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “65 fs diode-pumped diffusion-bonded Yb:KY(WO4)2/ KY(WO4)2 laser,” Electron. Lett.46(9), 641–643 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pirzio, F.

Podlipensky, A. V.

Poppe, A.

L. Xu, G. Tempea, A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, A. Stingl, and K. Ferencz, “High-power sub-10-fs Ti:sapphire oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pronin, O.

Reali, G.

Rivier, S.

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Ebert, A. Gross, V. Wesemann, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “65 fs diode-pumped diffusion-bonded Yb:KY(WO4)2/ KY(WO4)2 laser,” Electron. Lett.46(9), 641–643 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rytz, D.

A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, G. Ebert, A. Gross, V. Wesemann, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “65 fs diode-pumped diffusion-bonded Yb:KY(WO4)2/ KY(WO4)2 laser,” Electron. Lett.46(9), 641–643 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Saraceno, C. J.

A. Diebold, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, M. Golling, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “SESAM mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin disk laser with 62 fs pulse generation,” Opt. Lett.38(19), 3842–3845 (2013).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KGW oscillator. AD: achromatic doublets; DM, dichroic mirror; GTI: Gires-Tournois interferometer; R1, R2, R3: concave mirrors; OC: output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Shape of the pulse trains in different mode locking regimes.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured spectrum and autocorrelation trace of the pulses with fits assuming a sech2 profile. The pulse duration was determined to be 67 fs.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Beam profiles of the CW and mode-locked output beams.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Average output power of mode-locked Yb-ion bulk lasers versus pulse duration.

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