Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of 68fs secant hyperbolic pulses at a 105MHz repetition rate with an average power of 520mW from a diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 mode-locked laser. A semiconductor saturable absorber allows passive mode locking, and a 15W diode laser is used to pump directly the crystal. To our knowledge this represents the highest average power ever obtained for a sub-100fs diode-pumped Yb-bulk laser.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Emission spectra. β is the population inversion. For β = 0 and β = 1 , σ gain corresponds to the absorption and emission cross sections, respectively. (b) Emission spectra obtained by selective excitation at 10 K and room temperature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Laser cavity design in the femtosecond regime.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Directly measured spectrum (jagged solid curve) and spectral intensity and phase retrieved from the FROG trace (smooth solid curve, dashed curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal profile (solid line) and phase (dashed line) retrieved from the FROG trace (inset).

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