Numerical and experimental investigation of a continuous-wave and passively mode-locked Yb:YAG laser at a wavelength of 1.05 μm

Binbin Zhou, Zhi-Yi Wei, Dehua Li, Hao Teng, Gilbert L. Bourdet

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Abstract

We present the results of a novel numerical and experimental investigation aimed at obtaining efficient 1.05 mu m operation with a Yb:YAG laser. The model shows that the emitting wavelength of the Yb:YAG laser is affected by the combination of length and doping concentration of the gain medium. Efficient continuous-wave laser operation at the wavelength of 1050 nm was experimentally obtained in good agreement with the model predictions. Based on continuous-wave operation, generation of 1.8 ps laser pulses at the central wavelength of 1050 nm, as well as 170 fs laser pulses at the central wavelength of 1053 nm, were realized.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Optics
Volume48
Issue number31
Pages (from-to)5978-5983
Number of pages6
ISSN1559-128X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Laser pulses
  • Lasers
  • Ytterbium
  • Central wavelength
  • Continuous wave operation
  • Continuous waves
  • Continuous-wave laser operation
  • Doping concentration
  • Emitting wavelengths
  • Experimental investigations
  • Fs laser pulse
  • Gain medium
  • Model prediction
  • Passively mode-locked
  • Yb:YAG laser
  • Pulsed laser applications
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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