Abstract

We report on a high-power subpicosecond monolithic self-mode-locked Yb:KGW laser with the pulse repetition rate up to several tens of gigahertz. Experimental results reveal that not only the repetition rate but also the pulse width depend on the length of the laser crystal. Using a coated Yb:KGW crystal with a length of 3.36 mm, mode-locked pulses with pulse duration of 850 fs at the repetition rate of 22.4 GHz have been achieved. With an incident pump power of 10.5 W, an average output power of 3.6 W was achieved which corresponds to the optical conversion efficiency of 34.3%.

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Galili, M.

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Hollberg, L.

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Huang, W. C.

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[CrossRef]

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Huang, Y. P.

Jeppesen, P.

Jiang, M. H.

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[CrossRef]

Liang, H. C.

Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. W. Huang, and K. W. Su, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 1 (2012).

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[CrossRef]

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J. Liu, J. M. Yang, W. W. Wang, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, Laser Phys. 21, 659 (2011).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. W. Huang, and K. W. Su, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 1 (2012).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Liu, J. M. Yang, W. W. Wang, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, Laser Phys. 21, 659 (2011).
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Ueda, K.

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S. Uemura and K. Torizuka, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MC36.

Wang, J. Y.

Y. J. Huang, H. C. Liang, Y. F. Chen, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and M. H. Jiang, Laser Phys. 21, 1750 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, L.

Y. Sun, J. Q. Pan, L. J. Zhao, W. Chen, W. Wang, L. Wang, X. F. Zhao, and C. Y. Lou, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 2521 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W.

Y. Sun, J. Q. Pan, L. J. Zhao, W. Chen, W. Wang, L. Wang, X. F. Zhao, and C. Y. Lou, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 2521 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W. W.

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, W. W. Wang, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, Laser Phys. 21, 659 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

S. T. Cundiff and A. M. Weiner, Nat. Photonics 4, 760 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Xie, G. Q.

Xu, J.

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, W. W. Wang, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, Laser Phys. 21, 659 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yang, J. M.

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, W. W. Wang, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, Laser Phys. 21, 659 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H. J.

Y. J. Huang, H. C. Liang, Y. F. Chen, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and M. H. Jiang, Laser Phys. 21, 1750 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, L. J.

Y. Sun, J. Q. Pan, L. J. Zhao, W. Chen, W. Wang, L. Wang, X. F. Zhao, and C. Y. Lou, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 2521 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, L. M.

Zhao, X. F.

Y. Sun, J. Q. Pan, L. J. Zhao, W. Chen, W. Wang, L. Wang, X. F. Zhao, and C. Y. Lou, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 2521 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, L. H.

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, W. W. Wang, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, Laser Phys. 21, 659 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhuang, W. Z.

Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. W. Huang, and K. W. Su, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 1 (2012).

Appl. Phys. B (2)

H. C. Liang, H. L. Chang, W. C. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and Y. T. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 97, 451 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Major, I. Nikolakakos, J. S. Aitchison, A. I. Ferguson, N. Landford, and P. W. E. Smith, Appl. Phys. B 77, 433 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Y. Sun, J. Q. Pan, L. J. Zhao, W. Chen, W. Wang, L. Wang, X. F. Zhao, and C. Y. Lou, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 2521 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (2)

Y. J. Huang, H. C. Liang, Y. F. Chen, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and M. H. Jiang, Laser Phys. 21, 1750 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, W. W. Wang, L. H. Zheng, L. B. Su, and J. Xu, Laser Phys. 21, 659 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. W. Huang, and K. W. Su, Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 1 (2012).

Nat. Photonics (1)

S. T. Cundiff and A. M. Weiner, Nat. Photonics 4, 760 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

D. Kielpinski, Phys. Rev. A 73, 063407 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

S. Uemura and K. Torizuka, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MC36.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the mode-locked Yb:KGW laser experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Dependence of the averaged output power on the incident pump power with different optical cavity length.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Experimental traces of the temporal behavior of first-order autocorrelation with the cavity length of 6.69 mm. (b) Optical spectrum corresponding to the first-order autocorrelation trace shown in (a).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

FWHM width of a single pulse of the second-order autocorrelations with the cavity length of 6.69 mm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Pulse repetition rate and the center peak of the laser spectra obtained with different cavity lengths. (b) FWHM widths of a single pulse of the second-order autocorrelations and the output laser spectra versus diverse cavity length.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

RF spectrum with a resolution bandwidth of 100 kHz and a span of 100 MHz.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Continuous wave mode-locking pulse train oscilloscope trace with time span of 1 μs.

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