Diode-pumped femtosecond solid-state waveguide laser with a 4.9 GHz pulse repetition rate
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We report on the first demonstration of a passively mode-locked, diode-pumped, monolithic Yb:glass channel waveguide laser that incorporates a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. Stable and self-starting mode-locking is achieved in a Fabry-Perot cavity configuration producing a pulse repetition rate up to 4.9 GHz. The shortest pulse duration of 740 fs is generated with 30 mW of average output power at a center wavelength of 1058 nm. A maximum output power of 81 mW is produced during mode-locking with corresponding pulse duration of 800 fs.
Choudhary , A , Lagatsky , A A , Kannan , P , Sibbett , W , Brown , C T A & Shepherd , D P 2012 , ' Diode-pumped femtosecond solid-state waveguide laser with a 4.9 GHz pulse repetition rate ' Optics Letters , vol 37 , no. 21 , pp. 4416-4418 . DOI: 10.1364/OL.37.004416
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This research was funded through Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grants EP/H035745/1 and EP/H038035/1.
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