Abstract

We present a highly efficient, diode-pumped, femtosecond Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 (Yb:KYW) laser operating at a 1.024 GHz repetition rate. The output was centered at a wavelength of 1042 nm and had a bandwidth of 3.8 nm, leading to transform-limited pulses with durations of 278 fs determined by fringe-resolved autocorrelation measurements. The optical-to-optical conversion efficiency and slope efficiency were 61% and 69%, respectively, and the relative intensity noise was <0.1%.

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Brown, C. T. A.

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Calvez, S.

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

Chai, Y. J.

Chen, R. C. C.

Chen, Y. F.

Cundiff, S. T.

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, Opt. Lett. 25, 186 (2000).
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Dawson, M. D.

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

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[CrossRef]

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, Opt. Lett. 25, 186 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dudley, J. M.

Ferreiro, T. I.

Hall, J. L.

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, Opt. Lett. 25, 186 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Harris, J. S.

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

Huang, Y. J.

Jones, D. J.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, L. S. Ma, S. T. Cundiff, and J. L. Hall, Opt. Lett. 25, 186 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kasamatsu, T.

Katou, M.

Keller, U.

Kuleshov, N. V.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kunderman, S.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Y. J. Chai, C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, and W. Sibbett, J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 1319 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, Opt. Express 12, 3928 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, Electron. Lett. 40, 805 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Leburn, C. G.

Y. J. Chai, C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, and W. Sibbett, J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 1319 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, Electron. Lett. 40, 805 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

Lecomte, S.

Liang, H. C.

Lo, W.

Y. S. Ng, W. Lo, and K. Wilsher, in Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ASM International, 2008), p. 249.

Lu, W.

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

Ma, L. S.

Mikhailov, V. P.

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D. A. B.

Ng, Y. S.

Y. S. Ng, W. Lo, and K. Wilsher, in Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ASM International, 2008), p. 249.

Oehler, A. E. H.

Pekarek, S.

Penty, R. V.

Radzewicz, C.

Ranka, J. K.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Reid, D. T.

Sibbett, W.

Y. J. Chai, C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, and W. Sibbett, J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 1319 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, Electron. Lett. 40, 805 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, Opt. Express 12, 3928 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

Stentz, A.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Su, K. W.

Südmeyer, T.

Sun, J. H.

Vetter, S.

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

Wasylczyk, P.

Weingarten, K. J.

White, I. H.

Wilsher, K.

Y. S. Ng, W. Lo, and K. Wilsher, in Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ASM International, 2008), p. 249.

Windeler, R. S.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wnuk, P.

Yamazoe, S.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (1)

C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, Electron. Lett. 40, 805 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. A. Lagatsky, N. V. Kuleshov, and V. P. Mikhailov, Opt. Commun. 165, 71 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Science (1)

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

Y. S. Ng, W. Lo, and K. Wilsher, in Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ASM International, 2008), p. 249.

C. G. Leburn, W. Lu, S. Vetter, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, J. S. Harris, S. Calvez, and W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA76.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Yb:KYW laser configuration. M1 and M2 are plano-concave HR mirrors with radii of curvature of 20 mm and 30 mm, respectively. All other mirrors are plane. GTI: Gires—Tournois interferometer mirror; FL: 30 and 40 mm pump focusing lenses; λ/2: half-wave plate; OC: 5% output coupler; X: Yb:KYW crystal; CL: collimating lenses; LD, fiber-pigtailed laser diodes.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Average power from the Yb:KYW laser. Mode-locked operation was observed to the right of the dashed red line.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Spectrum and (b) autocorrelation measured from the Yb:KYW laser system. The spectral bandwidth was 3.8 nm, and the inferred pulse durations were 278 fs. The inset in (b) shows the RF spectrum measured with a resolution bandwidth of 500 kHz.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

RIN data and cumulative standard deviation (equivalent to the time-domain RMS noise) of the Yb:KYW laser for an observation time of 8 s. The black and green lines represent data from one of the two identical laser diodes, and the red and blue lines apply to the Yb:KYW output.

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