, Volume 85, Issue 4, pp 581-584
Date: 06 Oct 2006

Spectroscopy and femtosecond laser performance of Yb3+ :Gd0.64Y0.36VO4 crystal

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Abstract

We report for the first time on the efficient continuous-wave and mode-locked laser operation of a diode-pumped Yb:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4 laser. cw output power of 855 mW with a slope efficiency of 45% with respect to the absorbed pump power was demonstrated for the 2.1%-doped crystal. In mode-locked regime with SESAM as passive shutter pulses as short as 100 fs were obtained.

PACS

42.55.Xi; 42.65.Re; 42.70.Hj