, Volume 79, Issue 5, pp 555-558
Date: 23 Jun 2004

100-fs diode-pumped Yb:KGW mode-locked laser

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Abstract

We have developed a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb:KGW laser generating 100-fs pulses with an output power of 126 mW. The corresponding optical spectrum has a 13.4-nm FWHM bandwidth and is centered at 1037.4 nm. In the multiple-pulsing regime, bound states of solitons with rotating phase difference and separated by 917.5 fs were observed. We compare the performance of the Yb:KGW crystal to that of an Yb:KYW crystal with the same thickness and Yb concentration.

PACS

42.55.Rz; 42.65.Re; 42.65.Tg