Generation of 90-fs pulses from a mode-locked diode-pumped Yb(3+):Ca(4)GdO(BO(3))(3) laser.

Le 02 Nov 2021

Auteur : Druon F, Balembois F, Georges P, Brun A, Courjaud A, Hönninger C, Salin F, Aron A, Mougel F, Aka G, Vivien D

Année : 2000

Journal : Opt Lett 0146-9592

PubMed Id : 18059900

A diode-pumped Yb>(3+):Ca(4)GdO(BO>(3))(3) (Yb:GdCOB) laser generating 90-fs pulses at a center wavelength of 1045 nm is demonstrated. This is, to our knowledge, the shortest pulse duration obtained from an ytterbium laser with a crystalline host. This laser is mode locked with a high-finesse semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror and emits 40 mW of average power at a repetition rate of 100 MHz.