Abstract

We report the mode-locked operation of two new Yb-doped oxyorthosilicates, Y2SiO5 (YSO) and Lu2SiO5 (LSO), that are longitudinally diode pumped. Yb:YSO supplied pulses as short as 122fs with 410mW of output power at 1041nm. More than 2.6W of average output power, for pulse durations of 198fs at 1044nm and 260fs at 1059nm for Yb:YSO and Yb:LSO, respectively, were provided. These are, to our best knowledge, the highest values ever obtained and the most efficient mode-locked laser in such a classic fiber-coupled diode-pumping configuration.

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2002 (2)

2000 (2)

Abdolvand, A.

Aka, G.

Aus der Au, J.

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Chambaz, B.

F. Thibault, B. Chambaz, M. Couchaud, and D. Pelenc, presented at EPS-QEOD, Europhoton Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29 to September 3, 2004, poster ThC14.

Chénais, S.

Couchaud, M.

F. Thibault, B. Chambaz, M. Couchaud, and D. Pelenc, presented at EPS-QEOD, Europhoton Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29 to September 3, 2004, poster ThC14.

Debourg, G.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Erbert, G.

Ferrand, B.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 171 (2005).

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[CrossRef]

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Jacquemet, C.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 171 (2005).

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Jandl, S.

B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, S. Jandl, and S. Campos, in Proc. SPIE 2004, 48 (2004).

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M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 171 (2005).

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Klopp, P.

Kopf, D.

Krainer, L.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kupchenko, M. I.

Lagadsky, A.

Lichtenstein, N.

Loiseau, P.

B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, S. Jandl, and S. Campos, in Proc. SPIE 2004, 48 (2004).

Lucca, A.

Matrosov, V. N.

Matrosova, T. A.

Mohr, S.

Montcorgé, R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Paschotta, R.

Paunescu, G.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 79, 555 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pelenc, D.

F. Thibault, B. Chambaz, M. Couchaud, and D. Pelenc, presented at EPS-QEOD, Europhoton Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29 to September 3, 2004, poster ThC14.

Petit, J.

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 171 (2005).

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Raybaut, P.

Roger, J.-P.

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[CrossRef]

Sauerbrey, R.

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 79, 555 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Sphler, G. J.

Thibault, F.

F. Thibault, B. Chambaz, M. Couchaud, and D. Pelenc, presented at EPS-QEOD, Europhoton Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29 to September 3, 2004, poster ThC14.

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Viana, B.

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B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, S. Jandl, and S. Campos, in Proc. SPIE 2004, 48 (2004).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 171 (2005).

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R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J.-P. Roger, and D. Fournier, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1355 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Weiss, S.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. Paunescu, J. Hein, and R. Sauerbrey, Appl. Phys. B 79, 555 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J.-P. Roger, and D. Fournier, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1355 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Jacquemet, C. Jacquemet, N. Janel, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, B. Viana, D. Vivien, and B. Ferrand, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 171 (2005).

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

W. Frupke, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

B. Viana, D. Vivien, P. Loiseau, S. Jandl, and S. Campos, in Proc. SPIE 2004, 48 (2004).

Other (1)

F. Thibault, B. Chambaz, M. Couchaud, and D. Pelenc, presented at EPS-QEOD, Europhoton Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29 to September 3, 2004, poster ThC14.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Yb : YSO and Yb : LSO emission and absorption spectra for the X and Z axes as used for the experiments.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup for mode-locking experiments with LAK31 prisms or GTI mirrors inside the cavity. M1–M3, mirrors; RoCs, radii of curvature.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Yb : YSO 122 fs , 400 mW configuration, the shortest pulses obtained with these crystals.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Continuous femtosecond tuning ranges for Yb : YSO . The connected points represent domains where cw tunability in the femtosecond regime has been observed.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

2.6 W average power operation with Yb : LSO and Yb : YSO crystals: autocorrelation traces and corresponding spectra.

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