Applied Physics B

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 3–17

Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers

  • C. Hönninger
  • R. Paschotta
  • M. Graf
  • F. Morier-Genoud
  • G. Zhang
  • M. Moser
  • S. Biswal
  • J. Nees
  • A. Braun
  • G.A. Mourou
  • I. Johannsen
  • A. Giesen
  • W. Seeber
  • U. Keller
Invited paper

DOI: 10.1007/s003400050762

Cite this article as:
Hönninger, C., Paschotta, R., Graf, M. et al. Appl Phys B (1999) 69: 3. doi:10.1007/s003400050762

Abstract.

We review recent achievements with ultrafast bulk lasers and amplifiers based on Yb:YAG and Yb:glass. Special attention is paid to those aspects of the quasi-three-level nature of these gain media that are important for short-pulse generation. The potential of Yb-doped media for efficient short-pulse generation and amplification is compared to their Nd-doped counterparts.

PACS: 42.60; 42.55

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Hönninger
    • 1
  • R. Paschotta
    • 1
  • M. Graf
    • 1
  • F. Morier-Genoud
    • 1
  • G. Zhang
    • 1
  • M. Moser
    • 2
  • S. Biswal
    • 3
  • J. Nees
    • 3
  • A. Braun
    • 3
  • G.A. Mourou
    • 3
  • I. Johannsen
    • 4
  • A. Giesen
    • 4
  • W. Seeber
    • 5
  • U. Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Ultrafast Laser Physics, Institute of Quantum Electronics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Hönggerberg - HPT, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland (Fax: +41-1/633-1059, E-mail: paschotta@iqe.phys.ethz.ch)CH
  2. 2.CSEM Zürich, Badenerstrasse 569, CH-8048 Zürich, SwitzerlandCH
  3. 3.Center of Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USAUS
  4. 4.Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 43, D-70569 Stuttgart, GermanyDE
  5. 5.Otto-Schott-Institut, Universität Jena, Fraunhoferstr. 6, D-07743 Jena, GermanyDE