Abstract

We report on the first demonstration of a passively (SESAM) mode-locked Yb:CaF2 thin-disk laser operating at a repetition rate of 35 MHz with close to diffraction-limited beam quality (M2 ≈1.1) at an average output power of up to 6.6 W. The optical efficiency was 15.3%. Nearly transform limited pulses with a duration of 445 fs and a spectral width of 2.6 nm at full width half maximum (FWHM) were obtained at the maximum output power. This corresponds to a pulse-energy of approximately 0.19 μJ and a peak-power of 0.4 MW.

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2014 (3)

2013 (2)

2012 (3)

2011 (2)

2009 (2)

2008 (1)

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]

2007 (2)

J. Boudeile, F. Druon, M. Hanna, P. Georges, Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Continuous-wave and femtosecond laser operation of Yb:CaGdAlO4 under high-power diode pumping,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1962–1964 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, A. Benayad, M. Von Edlinger, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, “Comparative spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped CaF2, SrF2 and BaF2 single crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 89(4), 539–542 (2007).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

1999 (2)

1994 (1)

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State Lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 365–372 (1994).
[Crossref]

Abdou-Ahmed, M.

Ahmed, M. A.

Aka, G.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Akhmediev, N. N.

Apolonskiy, A. A.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Aschehoug, P.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Baer, C. R. E.

Balembois, F.

Bauer, D.

J.-P. Negel, A. Voss, M. A. Ahmed, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, A. Killi, and T. Graf, “1.1 kW average output power from a thin-disk multipass amplifier for ultrashort laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 38(24), 5442–5445 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Beil, K.

Benayad, A.

P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, A. Benayad, M. Von Edlinger, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, “Comparative spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped CaF2, SrF2 and BaF2 single crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 89(4), 539–542 (2007).
[Crossref]

Bock, S.

M. Siebold, S. Bock, U. Schramm, B. Xu, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, and R. Moncorgé, “Yb:CaF2 – a new old laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 327–338 (2009).
[Crossref]

Boudeile, J.

Brauch, U.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State Lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 365–372 (1994).
[Crossref]

Brons, J.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Buse, G.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Camy, P.

Cormier, E.

Courjaud, A.

Debourg, G.

Decourt, R.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Descamps, D.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

K. S. Wentsch, B. Weichelt, S. Günster, F. Druon, P. Georges, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Gra, “Yb:CaF2 thin-disk laser,” Opt. Express 22(2), 1524–1532 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Machinet, P. Sevillano, F. Guichard, R. Dubrasquet, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, R. Moncorgé, P. Georges, F. Druon, D. Descamps, and E. Cormier, “High-brightness fiber laser-pumped 68 fs-2.3 W Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaF2 oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4008–4010 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, K. Wentsch, A. Suganuma, B. Viana, P. Loiseau, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon, “Femtosecond Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 37(19), 3984–3986 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Druon, S. Ricaud, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, R. Moncorgé, A. Courjaud, E. Mottay, and P. Georges, “On Yb:CaF2 and Yb:SrF2: review of spectroscopic and thermal properties and their impact on femtosecond and high power laser performance [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express 1(3), 489–502 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. Boudeile, F. Druon, M. Hanna, P. Georges, Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Continuous-wave and femtosecond laser operation of Yb:CaGdAlO4 under high-power diode pumping,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1962–1964 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High-power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2767–2769 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dubrasquet, R.

Emaury, F.

Fedulova, E.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Georges, P.

K. S. Wentsch, B. Weichelt, S. Günster, F. Druon, P. Georges, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Gra, “Yb:CaF2 thin-disk laser,” Opt. Express 22(2), 1524–1532 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Machinet, P. Sevillano, F. Guichard, R. Dubrasquet, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, R. Moncorgé, P. Georges, F. Druon, D. Descamps, and E. Cormier, “High-brightness fiber laser-pumped 68 fs-2.3 W Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaF2 oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 38(20), 4008–4010 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, K. Wentsch, A. Suganuma, B. Viana, P. Loiseau, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon, “Femtosecond Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 37(19), 3984–3986 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Druon, S. Ricaud, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, R. Moncorgé, A. Courjaud, E. Mottay, and P. Georges, “On Yb:CaF2 and Yb:SrF2: review of spectroscopic and thermal properties and their impact on femtosecond and high power laser performance [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express 1(3), 489–502 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. Boudeile, F. Druon, M. Hanna, P. Georges, Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Continuous-wave and femtosecond laser operation of Yb:CaGdAlO4 under high-power diode pumping,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 1962–1964 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High-power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2767–2769 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Giesen, A.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State Lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 365–372 (1994).
[Crossref]

Goldner, P.

Golling, M.

Gottwald, T.

S. Schad, V. Kuhn, T. Gottwald, V. Negoita, A. Killi, and K. Wallmeroth, “Near fundamental mode high-power thin-disk laser,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 89590L (2014).
[Crossref]

Gra, T.

Graf, T.

Guichard, F.

Günster, S.

Hanna, M.

Heckl, O. H.

Hoffmann, M.

Hönninger, C.

Huber, G.

Hügel, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State Lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 365–372 (1994).
[Crossref]

Jacquemet, M.

Jaffres, A.

S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, K. Wentsch, A. Suganuma, B. Viana, P. Loiseau, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon, “Femtosecond Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 37(19), 3984–3986 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Jagadish, C.

Jubera, V.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Kalashnikov, V. L.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Keller, U.

Killi, A.

Kränkel, C.

Krausz, F.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Kuhn, V.

S. Schad, V. Kuhn, T. Gottwald, V. Negoita, A. Killi, and K. Wallmeroth, “Near fundamental mode high-power thin-disk laser,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 89590L (2014).
[Crossref]

Lederer, M. J.

Liang, X.

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]

Loiseau, P.

Lucca, A.

Luther-Davies, B.

Machinet, G.

Ménard, V.

P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, A. Benayad, M. Von Edlinger, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, “Comparative spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped CaF2, SrF2 and BaF2 single crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 89(4), 539–542 (2007).
[Crossref]

Moncorgé, R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Mottay, E.

Negel, J.-P.

Negoita, V.

S. Schad, V. Kuhn, T. Gottwald, V. Negoita, A. Killi, and K. Wallmeroth, “Near fundamental mode high-power thin-disk laser,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 89590L (2014).
[Crossref]

Opower, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State Lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 365–372 (1994).
[Crossref]

Papadopoulos, D. N.

Paschotta, R.

Péchev, S.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Pellegrina, A.

Pervak, V.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Petermann, K.

Peters, R.

Petit, J.

Petit, Y.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Pronin, O.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Ricaud, S.

Rytz, D.

Saraceno, C. J.

Schad, S.

S. Schad, V. Kuhn, T. Gottwald, V. Negoita, A. Killi, and K. Wallmeroth, “Near fundamental mode high-power thin-disk laser,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 89590L (2014).
[Crossref]

Schramm, U.

M. Siebold, S. Bock, U. Schramm, B. Xu, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, and R. Moncorgé, “Yb:CaF2 – a new old laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 327–338 (2009).
[Crossref]

Schriber, C.

Seidel, M.

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Sevillano, P.

Siebold, M.

M. Siebold, S. Bock, U. Schramm, B. Xu, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, and R. Moncorgé, “Yb:CaF2 – a new old laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 327–338 (2009).
[Crossref]

Soto-Crespo, J. M.

Su, 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]

Südmeyer, T.

Suganuma, A.

Sutter, D.

J.-P. Negel, A. Voss, M. A. Ahmed, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, A. Killi, and T. Graf, “1.1 kW average output power from a thin-disk multipass amplifier for ultrashort laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 38(24), 5442–5445 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

Tan, H. H.

Veber, P.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Velázquez, M.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Viana, B.

Viraphong, O.

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
[Crossref]

Von Edlinger, M.

P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, A. Benayad, M. Von Edlinger, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, “Comparative spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped CaF2, SrF2 and BaF2 single crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 89(4), 539–542 (2007).
[Crossref]

Voss, A.

Wallmeroth, K.

S. Schad, V. Kuhn, T. Gottwald, V. Negoita, A. Killi, and K. Wallmeroth, “Near fundamental mode high-power thin-disk laser,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 89590L (2014).
[Crossref]

Weichelt, B.

Wentsch, K.

Wentsch, K. S.

Wittig, K.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State Lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 365–372 (1994).
[Crossref]

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, B.

M. Siebold, S. Bock, U. Schramm, B. Xu, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, and R. Moncorgé, “Yb:CaF2 – a new old laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 327–338 (2009).
[Crossref]

Xu, J.

K. S. Wentsch, L. Zheng, J. Xu, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, “Passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 thin-disk laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(22), 4750–4752 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

Zaouter, Y.

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]

Zheng, L.

K. S. Wentsch, L. Zheng, J. Xu, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, “Passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 thin-disk laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(22), 4750–4752 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

Appl. Phys. B (4)

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State Lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 365–372 (1994).
[Crossref]

P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, A. Benayad, M. Von Edlinger, V. Ménard, and R. Moncorgé, “Comparative spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped CaF2, SrF2 and BaF2 single crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 89(4), 539–542 (2007).
[Crossref]

M. Siebold, S. Bock, U. Schramm, B. Xu, J. L. Doualan, P. Camy, and R. Moncorgé, “Yb:CaF2 – a new old laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 327–338 (2009).
[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]

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C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, M. Hoffmann, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast thin-disk laser with 80 μJ pulse energy and 242 W of average power,” Opt. Lett. 39(1), 9–12 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.-P. Negel, A. Voss, M. A. Ahmed, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, A. Killi, and T. Graf, “1.1 kW average output power from a thin-disk multipass amplifier for ultrashort laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 38(24), 5442–5445 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. S. Wentsch, L. Zheng, J. Xu, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, “Passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 thin-disk laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(22), 4750–4752 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Ricaud, A. Jaffres, K. Wentsch, A. Suganuma, B. Viana, P. Loiseau, B. Weichelt, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, T. Graf, D. Rytz, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, P. Georges, and F. Druon, “Femtosecond Yb:CaGdAlO4 thin-disk oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 37(19), 3984–3986 (2012).
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A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “High-power diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2767–2769 (2004).
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Opt. Mater. Express (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

S. Schad, V. Kuhn, T. Gottwald, V. Negoita, A. Killi, and K. Wallmeroth, “Near fundamental mode high-power thin-disk laser,” Proc. SPIE 8959, 89590L (2014).
[Crossref]

Other (3)

O. Pronin, J. Brons, M. Seidel, E. Fedulova, A. A. Apolonskiy, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, V. L. Kalashnikov, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator,” Proc. SPIE9135, 91351H (2014).

P. Sévillano, G. Machinet, R. Dubrasquet, P. Camy, J. L. Doualan, R. Moncorgé, P. Georges, F. Druon, D. Descamps, and E. Cormier, “Sub-50 fs, Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaF2 laser oscillator delivering up to 2.7 W,” ASSL Congress Technical digest, paper AF3A.6 (2013).
[Crossref]

G. Buşe, M. Velázquez, P. Veber, V. Jubera, Y. Petit, S. Péchev, O. Viraphong, R. Decourt, A. Jaffres, P. Aschehoug, and G. Aka, “Spectroscopic properties of newly flux-grown RE2O3:Yb3+ (RE=Y,Lu) laser crystals for high-power diode-pumped systems,” Proc. SPIE8433, 84331B (2012).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic resonator set-up (not to scale), the used mirrors are a plane output coupler (OC) and plane Gires-Tournois-Interferometer type mirrors (GTIs); The HR-coated mirrors are concave with the radii of curvature (RoC) given in mm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Intensity autocorrelation trace, measured at 6.6 W; (b) Optical spectrum of the laser pulses at the same output power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Beam caustic of M2-measurement at an output power of 6.6 W, showing only small astigmatism and M2 of 1.09 and 1.12 along the two axes of symmetry.

Tables (3)

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Table 1 Emission and Absorption Cross-sections [10−20 cm2]

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Table 2 Distances of Resonator Arms [mm]

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Table 3 Overview on State of the Art Yb:CaF2 Mode-locked Lasers

Equations (3)

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E P , c = ( F s a t , L A e f f , L F s a t , A A e f f , A Δ R ) 1 / 2 .
F s a t , L   =   h     ν m ( σ L , e m + σ L , a b s )   ,
τ P = 3.52 | D | γ S P M E P ,

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