Abstract

We report a palm-top-size femtosecond diode-pumped mode-locked Yb+3:KY(WO4)2 solid-state laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror utilizing soliton mode locking for shortening the cavity to 50 mm. An average output power of 680 mW and a pulse width of 162 fs were obtained at 1045 nm with a repetition rate of 2.8 GHz, which led to a peak power of 1.5 kW. Average power fluctuations of a modularized laser source were found to be ±10% for the free-running 3000 h operation and ±1% for the power-controlled 2000 h operation.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simulated critical pulse energy in non-soliton-mode-locked operation and in soliton-mode-locked operation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Configuration of a palm-top-size femtosecond diode-pumped mode-locked Yb:KYW solid-state laser with a SESAM.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power and pulse duration as functions of pump power. Inset, SHG autocorrelation waveform at a maximum average output power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Average output power from the compact laser module for free-running 3000 h operation and for power-controlled 2000 h operation.

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E c = F s F g A s A g Δ R ,
F g A g g K 2 E c , s 3 + E c , s 2 = F s F g A s A g Δ R ,
K 1.26 π n 2 L k / 1.76 D 2 A g λ 0 Δ ν ,

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