Abstract

We report on the first demonstration, to the best of our knowledge, of sub-100 fs pulses directly from the diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:KGW bulk oscillators operated at a low repetition rate. The 36 MHz oscillator delivered 78 fs pulses with pulse energy of 50 nJ and peak power of 0.65 MW. The cavity was extended by inserting a 1:1 imaging telescope, allowing 85 fs pulses to be generated at a repetition rate of 18 MHz. The pulse energy up to 83 nJ was reached, corresponding to a peak power as high as 1 MW. Sub-100 fs regime was achieved by dual action of the Kerr-lens and saturable absorber (KLAS) mode locking.

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1992 (1)

1964 (1)

Abdou-Ahmed, M.

Ahmed, M. A.

Aitchison, J. S.

A. Major, I. Nikolakakos, J. S. Aitchison, A. I. Ferguson, N. Langford, and P. W. E. Smith, “Characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 77(4), 433–436 (2003).
[Crossref]

Amann, M.-C.

Apolonski, A.

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).
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S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[Crossref]

Baer, C. R. E.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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Boehm, G.

Boudeile, J.

Brons, J.

Brown, C. T. A.

Brunner, F.

Bünting, U.

Carriles, R.

Cisek, R.

A. Major, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl, and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with >100 nJ of pulse energy,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(4), 272–274 (2009).
[Crossref]

Contag, K.

Diebold, A.

Dombi, P.

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[Crossref]

Druon, F.

Emaury, F.

Emons, M.

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. B 65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[Crossref]

Ferguson, A. I.

A. Major, I. Nikolakakos, J. S. Aitchison, A. I. Ferguson, N. Langford, and P. W. E. Smith, “Characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 77(4), 433–436 (2003).
[Crossref]

Fernandez, A.

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[Crossref]

Flood, C. J.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gao, J.

Georges, P.

Giesen, A.

Giessen, H.

Gingras, G.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science,” Nat. Photonics 2(10), 599–604 (2008).
[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]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse operation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Graf, R.

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[Crossref]

Graf, T.

Grasse, C.

Hanna, M.

Hashimoto, S.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science,” Nat. Photonics 2(10), 599–604 (2008).
[Crossref]

Heckl, O. H.

O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave and modelocked Yb:YCOB thin disk laser: first demonstration and future prospects,” Opt. Express 18(18), 19201–19208 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse operation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Herriott, R.

Hönninger, C.

Hoos, F.

Hoover, E. E.

Huber, G.

O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave and modelocked Yb:YCOB thin disk laser: first demonstration and future prospects,” Opt. Express 18(18), 19201–19208 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse operation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Innerhofer, E.

Jaffres, A.

Kalashnikov, V. L.

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Kleinfeld, D.

Kogelnik, H.

Kompfner, R.

Kränkel, C.

O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave and modelocked Yb:YCOB thin disk laser: first demonstration and future prospects,” Opt. Express 18(18), 19201–19208 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse operation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[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]

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[Crossref]

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. B 65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[Crossref]

Krull, U. J.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Langford, N.

A. Major, I. Nikolakakos, J. S. Aitchison, A. I. Ferguson, N. Langford, and P. W. E. Smith, “Characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 77(4), 433–436 (2003).
[Crossref]

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. B 65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[Crossref]

Liu, K. X.

Loiseau, P.

Major, A.

H. Zhao and A. Major, “Powerful 67 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked prismless Yb:KGW oscillator,” Opt. Express 21(26), 31846–31851 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Major, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl, and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with >100 nJ of pulse energy,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(4), 272–274 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. Major, V. Barzda, P. A. E. Piunno, S. Musikhin, and U. J. Krull, “An extended cavity diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGW laser for applications in optical DNA sensor technology based on fluorescence lifetime measurements,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5285–5294 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Major, I. Nikolakakos, J. S. Aitchison, A. I. Ferguson, N. Langford, and P. W. E. Smith, “Characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 77(4), 433–436 (2003).
[Crossref]

Marchese, S. V.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science,” Nat. Photonics 2(10), 599–604 (2008).
[Crossref]

Martial, I.

Morgner, U.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Mottay, E.

Musikhin, S.

Naumov, S.

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, “Approaching the microjoule frontier with femtosecond laser oscillators,” New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[Crossref]

Nikolakakos, I.

A. Major, I. Nikolakakos, J. S. Aitchison, A. I. Ferguson, N. Langford, and P. W. E. Smith, “Characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 77(4), 433–436 (2003).
[Crossref]

Palmer, G.

Papadopoulos, D. N.

Paschotta, R.

Pervak, V.

Petermann, K.

O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Continuous-wave and modelocked Yb:YCOB thin disk laser: first demonstration and future prospects,” Opt. Express 18(18), 19201–19208 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse operation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Peters, R.

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse operation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Petit, J.

Petit, P. O.

Piunno, P. A. E.

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. B 65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[Crossref]

Pricking, S.

Pronin, O.

Ricaud, S.

Rytz, D.

Sandkuijl, D.

A. Major, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl, and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with >100 nJ of pulse energy,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(4), 272–274 (2009).
[Crossref]

Saraceno, C. J.

Schriber, C.

Schultze, M.

Sennaroglu, A.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Sheetz, K. E.

Sibbett, W.

Siegel, M.

Smith, P. W. E.

A. Major, I. Nikolakakos, J. S. Aitchison, A. I. Ferguson, N. Langford, and P. W. E. Smith, “Characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4)2,” Appl. Phys. B 77(4), 433–436 (2003).
[Crossref]

Spielmann, Ch.

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. B 65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[Crossref]

Squier, J. A.

Stingl, 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. B 65(2), 151–159 (1997).
[Crossref]

Südmeyer, T.

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Tempea, G.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 The schematic layout of a laser cavity operated at low repetition rates. AD1 and AD2 are the achromatic doublets with focal lengths of 50 mm and 150 mm, respectively. DM is the dichroic mirror coated for high transmission (>95%) at pump wavelength and high reflection (>99.9%) in the 1020-1200 nm region. R1, R2 and R3 are the concave mirrors with radii of curvature of 600 mm, 600 mm and 750 mm, respectively. GTI is the Gires-Tournois interferometer mirror. OC is the output coupler. The 4 m telescope was composed of two concave mirrors with radii of curvature of 2 m and a folding plane HR mirror.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 The autocorrelation trace of the pulses obtained from the 36 MHz oscillator with fitting assuming a sech2 temporal profile (a) and the corresponding emission spectrum (b).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Pulse duration and average output power obtained from the 36 MHz oscillator as a function of the compensated negative dispersion.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) The autocorrelation trace of the pulses obtained from the 18 MHz oscillator with 15% output coupling. The trace is fitted assuming a sech2 temporal profile. (b) The corresponding emission spectrum.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Previous reported laser performance of the extended cavity bulk and thin-disk oscillators. (a) The pulse duration vs. the repetition rate. (b) The peak power vs. the pulse duration. The solid symbols represent the bulk oscillators and the hollow symbols represent the thin-disk oscillators.

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