Laser Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 659–662

Passive picosecond and femtosecond mode-locking laser action of Yb3+:LuYSiO5

  • J. Liu
  • J. M. Yang
  • W. W. Wang
  • L. H. Zheng
  • L. B. Su
  • J. Xu
Solid State and Liquid Lasers

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X11070218

Cite this article as:
Liu, J., Yang, J.M., Wang, W.W. et al. Laser Phys. (2011) 21: 659. doi:10.1134/S1054660X11070218

Abstract

Efficient passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Yb3+:LuYSiO5 (Yb:LYSO) laser is first demonstrated in experiment using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM), to the best of our knowledge. A stable pulse train with a repetition rate of 101 MHz is generated. The average output power of 2.13 W and the pulse duration of 3.9 ps. With a pair of SF10 uncoated prisms for dispersion compensation, we obtained pulses as short as 780 fs with center wavelength around 1042 nm, the average output power of 1.03 W and the peak power of 13.1 kW.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Liu
    • 1
  • J. M. Yang
    • 1
  • W. W. Wang
    • 1
  • L. H. Zheng
    • 2
  • L. B. Su
    • 2
  • J. Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Physics and ElectronicsShandong Normal UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Transparent and Opto-functional Inorganic Materials, Shanghai Institute of CeramicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina