Abstract

We report the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of the femtosecond laser operation by using a new alloyed Yb:GYSO crystal as the gain medium. With a 5at.% Yb3+-doped sample and chirped mirrors for dispersion compensation, we obtained pulses as short as 210fs at the center wavelength of 1093nm. The average mode-locking power is 300mW, and the pulse repetition frequency is 80MHz.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cavities used to study the (a) CW and (b) femtosecond laser performance of Yb:GYSO. M1, M2, M4, concave mirrors with ROC of 10 cm ; M3, flat reflector; CM1, CM2, flat chirped mirrors; L, lens with 10 cm focal length; OC, 1% output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning range of the Yb:GYSO with a 1% output coupler and using a Lyot filter for wavelength selection.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Typical intensity autocorrelation trace of the pulses. The experimental data are shown by the solid curve and the sech 2 -fitting curve by the dashed curve. (b) The laser spectrum of mode-locking operation.

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