Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser

Yongdong Zhang, Zhiyi Wei, Binbin Zhou, Changwen Xu, Yuwan Zou, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Haohai Yu

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated femtosecond operation in a diode-pumped Yb:Y3Ga5O12 laser for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. By using Gires-Tournois interferometer mirrors for dispersion compensation and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror for passive mode locking, pulses with a duration as short as 245 fs at the central wavelength of 1045 nm have been produced at a repetition rate of 64.3 MHz. Under the full pump power of 7 W, the maximum output power was 570 mW, with an average slope efficiency of 14.1%. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number21
Pages (from-to)3316-3318
Number of pages3
ISSN0146-9592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Central wavelength
  • Diode-pumped
  • Femtosecond operation
  • Gires-Tournois interferometer mirrors
  • Maximum output power
  • Passive mode locking
  • Passively mode-locked
  • Pump power
  • Repetition rate
  • Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors
  • Slope efficiencies
  • Fiber lasers
  • Mirrors
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Ytterbium
  • Semiconductor diodes

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