Spectroscopy and femtosecond laser performance of Yb3+:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4 crystal
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- Kisel, V., Tolstik, N., Troshin, A. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2006) 85: 581. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2454-0
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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.