Abstract

By using a high-brightness fiber pump laser, we demonstrate a pure Kerr-lens mode-locked (ML) Yb:CaF2 oscillator. The laser delivers 68 fs pulses with 2.3 W average power at 73 MHz repetition rate and an optical-to-optical efficiency of 33% is achieved. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of Kerr-lens mode-locking in Yb:CaF2. Incidentally, we report here the highest average power ever achieved for a sub-100-fs active Kerr-lens ML Yb-bulk oscillator.

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G. Machinet, G. Andriukaitis, P. Sévillano, J. Lhermite, D. Descamps, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, and E. Cormier, Appl. Phys. B 111, 495 (2013).
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G. Machinet, G. Andriukaitis, P. Sévillano, J. Lhermite, D. Descamps, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, and E. Cormier, Appl. Phys. B 111, 495 (2013).
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M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminiskii, Opt. Lett. 32, 3382 (2007).
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Y. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500 (2004).
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S. Uemura and K. Torizuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 50, 010201 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Weber, M.

D. Milan, M. Weber, and A. Glass, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 822 (1977).
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Yagi, H.

Y. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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M. Tokurakawa, A. Shirakawa, K. Ueda, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminiskii, Opt. Lett. 32, 3382 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yumahsev, K.

A. Selivanov, I. Denisov, N. Kuleshov, and K. Yumahsev, Appl. Phys. B 83, 61 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yumashev, K.

Zaouter, Y.

Appl. Phys. B

A. Selivanov, I. Denisov, N. Kuleshov, and K. Yumahsev, Appl. Phys. B 83, 61 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Machinet, G. Andriukaitis, P. Sévillano, J. Lhermite, D. Descamps, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, and E. Cormier, Appl. Phys. B 111, 495 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

D. Milan, M. Weber, and A. Glass, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 822 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Dokl. Phys.

P. Popov, P. Fedorov, S. Kuznetsov, V. Konyushkin, V. Osiko, and T. Basiev, Dokl. Phys. 53, 198 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

S. Uemura and K. Torizuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 50, 010201 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett.

Y. Senatsky, A. Shirakawa, Y. Sato, J. Hagiwara, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 500 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Mater. Express

Phys. Rev. B

R. Adair, L. Chase, and S. Payne, Phys. Rev. B 39, 3337 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the KLM Yb:CaF2 oscillator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Spectrum measurement. Far-field spatial beam in (b) ML and (c) CW regime.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

SHG-FROG. Retrieved intensity profile and temporal phase of the output pulses (inset measured and retrieved SHG-FROG traces).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output power and pulse duration of the ML Yb:CaF2 oscillator as a function of the pump power.

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