Abstract

We report on an extended-cavity mode-locked laser based on an Yb:CALGO crystal operating either at 27MHz and 93fs pulse duration or at 15MHz and 170fs duration single-pulse regime. To the best of our knowledge this is the first demonstration of an extended-cavity oscillator based on Yb-doped crystal producing sub-100fs pulses. The pulse energy was 24nJ directly at the output of the oscillator (and 17nJ after compression). Based on a similar design, we also demonstrate an unprecedented double-pulse dual-wavelength femtosecond regime. An explanation of this atypical regime is proposed.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Schmidt, S. Rivier, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, A. Garcia-Cortes, F. Esteban-Betegon, M. D. Serrano, and C. Zaldo, Electron. Lett. 44, 806 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Lai, J. Nicholson, and W. Rudolph, Opt. Commun. 142, 45 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

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D. N. Papadopoulos, I. Martial, M. Hanna, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Opt. Lett. 33, 1431 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Brabec, C. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 17, 748 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Honninger, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, U. Keller, L. R. Brovelli, and C. Harder, Opt. Lett. 23, 126 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaum, G. Aka, B. Viana, S. Mohr, and D. Kopf, Opt. Lett. 27, 197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Druon, S. Chénais, P. Raybaut, F. Balembois, P. Georges, R. Gaumé, P. H. Haumesser, B. Viana, D. Vivien, S. Dhellemmes, V. Ortiz, and C. Larat, Opt. Lett. 27, 1914 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, Opt. Lett. 28, 1838 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Lucca, G. Debourg, M. Jacquemet, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, P. Camy, J. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, Opt. Lett. 29, 2767 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Kisel, A. Troshin, V. Shcherbitsky, N. Kuleshov, V. Matrosov, T. Matrosova, M. Kupchenko, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 30, 1150 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas-Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, Opt. Lett. 31, 119 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Boudeile, F. Druon, M. Hanna, P. Georges, Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, Opt. Lett. 32, 1962 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. N. Papadopoulos, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Druon, E. Mottay, E. Cormier, and P. Georges, Opt. Lett. 32, 2520 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Neuhaus, J. Kleinbauer, A. Killi, S. Weiler, D. Sutter, and T. Dekorsy, Opt. Lett. 33, 726 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. Tokurakawa, H. Kurokawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MG2.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for low-repetition-rate single-pulse regime.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse characterization at the output of the oscillator after (left) and before (right) compression. (a) Experimental SHG FROG trace, (b) retrieved pulse, (c) retrieved spectrum and spectral phase.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse duration as a function of the average output power for the 15 MHz laser cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse characterization at the output of the 15 MHz oscillator. (a) Experimental SHG FROG trace, (b) retrieved pulse, (c) retrieved spectrum and spectral phase.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dual-wavelength double-pulse operation regime. (a) Experimental spectrum and double Gaussian fit (intracavity GTI GVD as inset), (b) SHG FROG trace, (c) SHG FROG retrieved pulse temporal–spectral intensity and phase.

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