Abstract

We present successful power-scaling of an Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk laser to record high-power levels both in cw and mode-locked operation. In a simple multimode resonator we achieved 149 W of output power in cw operation with 73% optical-to-optical efficiency (ηopt). Building an 81 MHz fundamental transverse mode resonator with dispersion compensation and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) for passive mode locking we achieved 63 W of average power in 535 fs pulses (ηopt=35%). The output beam is nearly diffraction limited (M2<1.2). The 0.78 μJ pulses with a peak power of 1.28 MW had a central wavelength of 1034 nm and were close to the Fourier transform limit. With an SESAM with a larger modulation depth we obtained pulses as short as 329 fs at 40 W average power corresponding to a pulse energy of 0.49 μJ and a peak power of 1.32 MW.

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2009 (1)

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

2008 (4)

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuKK4.
[PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photonics 2, 599 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Cryst. Growth 310, 1934 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Neuhaus, D. Bauer, J. Zhang, A. Killi, J. Kleinbauer, M. Kumkar, S. Weiler, M. Guina, D. H. Sutter, and T. Dekorsy, Opt. Express 16, 20530 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (3)

2005 (2)

G. B. Venus, A. Sevian, V. I. Smirnov, and L. B. Glebov, Proc. SPIE 5711, 166 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, and U. Keller, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 82 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, Opt. Mater. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1996 (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

Aschwanden, A.

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Baer, C. R. E.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photonics 2, 599 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Bauer, D.

Benabid, F.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Couny, F.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

Dekorsy, T.

Efimov, O. M.

Engqvist, A. G.

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fornasiero, L.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, Opt. Mater. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

A. Giesen and J. Speiser, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gingras, G.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photonics 2, 599 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Glebov, L. B.

G. B. Venus, A. Sevian, V. I. Smirnov, and L. B. Glebov, Proc. SPIE 5711, 166 (2005).
[CrossRef]

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, K. C. Richardson, and V. I. Smirnov, Appl. Opt. 38, 619 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Glebova, L. N.

Golling, M.

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Grange, R.

G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Guina, M.

Haiml, M.

G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Häring, R.

Hashimoto, S.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photonics 2, 599 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Heckl, O. H.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Holler, M.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

Hönninger, C.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, C. Hönninger, and M. Kumkar, Opt. Lett. 28, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Cryst. Growth 310, 1934 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuKK4.
[PubMed]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Opt. Express 15, 7075 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Innerhofer, E.

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 20, 16 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Keller, U.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photonics 2, 599 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, and U. Keller, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 82 (2004).
[CrossRef]

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, C. Hönninger, and M. Kumkar, Opt. Lett. 28, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 20, 16 (1995).
[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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Killi, A.

Kleinbauer, J.

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Krainer, L.

G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kränkel, C.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuKK4.
[PubMed]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Cryst. Growth 310, 1934 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Opt. Express 15, 7075 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Kumkar, M.

Light, P.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

Liverini, V.

G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Maas, D. J. H. C.

Marchese, S. V.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photonics 2, 599 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mix, E.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, Opt. Mater. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Neuhaus, J.

Paschotta, R.

Petermann, K.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Cryst. Growth 310, 1934 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuKK4.
[PubMed]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Opt. Express 15, 7075 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, Opt. Mater. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Peters, R.

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuKK4.
[PubMed]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, J. Cryst. Growth 310, 1934 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Marchese, C. R. E. Baer, R. Peters, C. Kränkel, A. G. Engqvist, M. Golling, D. J. H. C. Maas, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 16966 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Peters, C. Kränkel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Opt. Express 15, 7075 (2007).
[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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Peters, V.

K. Petermann, L. Fornasiero, E. Mix, and V. Peters, Opt. Mater. 19, 67 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, K. C.

Robinson, J. S.

C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. Kränkel, S. V. Marchese, F. Schapper, M. Holler, T. Südmeyer, J. S. Robinson, J. W. G. Tisch, F. Couny, P. Light, F. Benabid, P. S. J. Russell, and U. Keller, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF6.

Russell, P. S. J.

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G. J. Spühler, K. J. Weingarten, R. Grange, L. Krainer, M. Haiml, V. Liverini, M. Golling, S. Schon, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 27 (2005).
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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 generation,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the 81 MHz Yb : Lu 2 O 3 thin disk laser cavity used for the mode-locking experiments (not to scale). Five dispersive mirrors introduced a total negative GDD of 5500 fs 2 per round trip. The Brewster plate has a thickness of 2 mm. HR, curved highly reflective mirror; DM, dispersive mirror; OC, output coupler; SESAM, semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation and optical spectrum (inset) of the measured pulses [solid curves (red online)] with fit curves assuming ideal sech 2 pulses [dashed curves (blue online)]. The laser had a repetition rate of 81 MHz. Left, the shortest pulses had a duration of 329 fs and a spectral bandwidth of 3.6 nm centered at 1035 nm measured at an output power of 40 W. Right, the highest output power of 63 W was achieved in 535 fs long pulses with a spectral bandwidth of 2.3 nm centered near 1034 nm.

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