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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 47, Issue 8, pp 2525–2531 | Cite as

1.2 ps Kerr-lens self-mode-locked Yb:Y2SiO5 laser

  • Yiran Wang
  • Chengcheng Liu
  • Jie Liu
  • Lihe Zheng
  • Liangbi Su
  • Jun Xu
Article

Abstract

We demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, a diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked (KLM) Yb:Y2SiO5 laser. No cavity dispersion compensation components were applied and the shortest pulse width of 1.2 ps was obtained. The maximum KLM output power of 1.05 W was obtained at a central wavelength of 1,058 nm. The pulse repetition rate was 97.8 MHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 10.7 nJ and a peak power of 8.9 kW, respectively.

Keywords

Diode-pumped Yb:Y2SiO5 crystal Kerr-lens self-mode-locked 1 µm 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61475089, 91222112, 61205171,61475177), Shanghai Municipal Natural Science Foundation (Grant No 13ZR1446100) and Shanghai Rising-Star Program (B type, Grant No. 14QB1401600).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yiran Wang
    • 1
  • Chengcheng Liu
    • 1
  • Jie Liu
    • 1
  • Lihe Zheng
    • 2
  • Liangbi Su
    • 2
  • Jun 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

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