Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated a diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked femtosecond laser with a Yb:CaYAlO4 crystal as the gain medium. Pulse duration as short as 33 fs was obtained directly from the oscillator at a repetition rate of 115 MHz. The central wavelength was at 1059 nm with a spectral bandwidth of 49 nm. These are, to the best of our knowledge, the shortest pulses generated from a Yb:CaYAlO4 oscillator.

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    [Crossref]
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2015 (1)

2014 (1)

2013 (1)

2012 (2)

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, J. A. Au, and A. Guandalini, “40-fs Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser pumped by a single-mode 350-mW laser diode,” Opt. Express 20, 10077–10082 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (5)

2010 (2)

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

P. O. Petit, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Inhomogeneous broadening of optical transitions in Yb:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mat. 30, 1093–1097 (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

2000 (1)

W. Wang, X. Yan, X. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Hu, and J. Zhou, “Study of single-crystal growth of Tm3+:CaYAlO4 by the floating-zone method,” J. Cryst. Growth 219, 56–60 (2000).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

C. F. Woensdregt, H. W. M. Janssen, A. Gloubokov, and A. Pajaczkowska, “Growth morphology of tetragonal ABCD4 compounds: theory and observations on Czochraski grown crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 171, 392–400 (1997).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

M. Yamaga, P. I. Macfarlane, K. Holliday, B. Henderson, N. Kodama, and Y. Inoue, “A study of substitutional disorder in Cr3+:CaYAlO4: I. fluorescence line narrowing,” J. Phys. 8, 3487–3503 (1996).

1994 (1)

J. A. Hutchinson, H. R. Verdum, B. H. T. Chai, B. Zandi, and L. D. Merkle, “Spectroscopic evaluation of CaYAlO4 doped with trivalent Er, Tm, Yb and Ho for eyesafe laser applications,” Opt. Mater. 3, 287–306 (1994).
[Crossref]

1977 (1)

E. F. Kustov, V. P. Petrov, D. S. Petrova, and J. P. Udalov, “Absorption and luminescence spectra of Nd3+ and Er3+ ions in monocrystals of CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 41, 379–383 (1977).
[Crossref]

Agnesi, A.

Au, J. A.

Balembois, F.

Chai, B. H. T.

J. A. Hutchinson, H. R. Verdum, B. H. T. Chai, B. Zandi, and L. D. Merkle, “Spectroscopic evaluation of CaYAlO4 doped with trivalent Er, Tm, Yb and Ho for eyesafe laser applications,” Opt. Mater. 3, 287–306 (1994).
[Crossref]

Chen, X.

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

Cheng, S.

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

Cheng, Y.

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

Cormier, E.

der Au, J. A.

Descamps, D.

Di, J.

D. Zhou, J. Di, C. Xia, X. Xu, F. Wu, J. Xu, D. Shen, T. Zhao, A. Strzep, W. Ryba-Romanowski, and R. Lisiecki, “Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mater. Express 3, 339–345 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

Di Dio Cafiso, S. D.

Didierjean, J.

Druon, F.

Erbert, G.

Fiebig, C.

Georges, P.

Gloubokov, A.

C. F. Woensdregt, H. W. M. Janssen, A. Gloubokov, and A. Pajaczkowska, “Growth morphology of tetragonal ABCD4 compounds: theory and observations on Czochraski grown crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 171, 392–400 (1997).
[Crossref]

Goldner, P.

P. O. Petit, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Inhomogeneous broadening of optical transitions in Yb:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mat. 30, 1093–1097 (2008).
[Crossref]

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119–121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Greborio, A.

Griebner, U.

Guandalini, A.

Henderson, B.

M. Yamaga, P. I. Macfarlane, K. Holliday, B. Henderson, N. Kodama, and Y. Inoue, “A study of substitutional disorder in Cr3+:CaYAlO4: I. fluorescence line narrowing,” J. Phys. 8, 3487–3503 (1996).

Holliday, K.

M. Yamaga, P. I. Macfarlane, K. Holliday, B. Henderson, N. Kodama, and Y. Inoue, “A study of substitutional disorder in Cr3+:CaYAlO4: I. fluorescence line narrowing,” J. Phys. 8, 3487–3503 (1996).

Hu, B.

W. Wang, X. Yan, X. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Hu, and J. Zhou, “Study of single-crystal growth of Tm3+:CaYAlO4 by the floating-zone method,” J. Cryst. Growth 219, 56–60 (2000).
[Crossref]

Hutchinson, J. A.

J. A. Hutchinson, H. R. Verdum, B. H. T. Chai, B. Zandi, and L. D. Merkle, “Spectroscopic evaluation of CaYAlO4 doped with trivalent Er, Tm, Yb and Ho for eyesafe laser applications,” Opt. Mater. 3, 287–306 (1994).
[Crossref]

Inoue, Y.

M. Yamaga, P. I. Macfarlane, K. Holliday, B. Henderson, N. Kodama, and Y. Inoue, “A study of substitutional disorder in Cr3+:CaYAlO4: I. fluorescence line narrowing,” J. Phys. 8, 3487–3503 (1996).

Janssen, H. W. M.

C. F. Woensdregt, H. W. M. Janssen, A. Gloubokov, and A. Pajaczkowska, “Growth morphology of tetragonal ABCD4 compounds: theory and observations on Czochraski grown crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 171, 392–400 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kemnizer, M.

Kienle, F.

Kodama, N.

M. Yamaga, P. I. Macfarlane, K. Holliday, B. Henderson, N. Kodama, and Y. Inoue, “A study of substitutional disorder in Cr3+:CaYAlO4: I. fluorescence line narrowing,” J. Phys. 8, 3487–3503 (1996).

Kustov, E. F.

E. F. Kustov, V. P. Petrov, D. S. Petrova, and J. P. Udalov, “Absorption and luminescence spectra of Nd3+ and Er3+ ions in monocrystals of CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 41, 379–383 (1977).
[Crossref]

Li, D.

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Tan, D. Tang, C. Xu, J. Zhang, X. Xu, D. Li, and J. Xu, “Evidence of dissipative solitons in Yb3+:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Express 19, 18495–18500 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Tan, D. Tang, X. Xu, D. Li, J. Zhang, C. Xu, and J. Xu, “Femtosecond and continuous-wave laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb3+:CaYAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 36, 259–261 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

Lisiecki, R.

Liu, J.

Lucas Leclin, G.

Ma, J.

Macfarlane, P. I.

M. Yamaga, P. I. Macfarlane, K. Holliday, B. Henderson, N. Kodama, and Y. Inoue, “A study of substitutional disorder in Cr3+:CaYAlO4: I. fluorescence line narrowing,” J. Phys. 8, 3487–3503 (1996).

Merkle, L. D.

J. A. Hutchinson, H. R. Verdum, B. H. T. Chai, B. Zandi, and L. D. Merkle, “Spectroscopic evaluation of CaYAlO4 doped with trivalent Er, Tm, Yb and Ho for eyesafe laser applications,” Opt. Mater. 3, 287–306 (1994).
[Crossref]

Pajaczkowska, A.

C. F. Woensdregt, H. W. M. Janssen, A. Gloubokov, and A. Pajaczkowska, “Growth morphology of tetragonal ABCD4 compounds: theory and observations on Czochraski grown crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 171, 392–400 (1997).
[Crossref]

Petit, J.

P. O. Petit, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Inhomogeneous broadening of optical transitions in Yb:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mat. 30, 1093–1097 (2008).
[Crossref]

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119–121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Petit, P. O.

P. O. Petit, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Inhomogeneous broadening of optical transitions in Yb:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mat. 30, 1093–1097 (2008).
[Crossref]

Petrov, V.

Petrov, V. P.

E. F. Kustov, V. P. Petrov, D. S. Petrova, and J. P. Udalov, “Absorption and luminescence spectra of Nd3+ and Er3+ ions in monocrystals of CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 41, 379–383 (1977).
[Crossref]

Petrova, D. S.

E. F. Kustov, V. P. Petrov, D. S. Petrova, and J. P. Udalov, “Absorption and luminescence spectra of Nd3+ and Er3+ ions in monocrystals of CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 41, 379–383 (1977).
[Crossref]

Pirzio, F.

Reali, G.

Ryba-Romanowski, W.

Schmidt, A.

Sévillano, P.

Shen, D.

Strzep, A.

Tan, W.

Tang, D.

Tonelli, M.

Torizuka, K.

S. Uemura and K. Torizuka, “Sub-40-fs pulses from a diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 50, 010201 (2011).
[Crossref]

Udalov, J. P.

E. F. Kustov, V. P. Petrov, D. S. Petrova, and J. P. Udalov, “Absorption and luminescence spectra of Nd3+ and Er3+ ions in monocrystals of CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 41, 379–383 (1977).
[Crossref]

Uemura, S.

S. Uemura and K. Torizuka, “Sub-40-fs pulses from a diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 50, 010201 (2011).
[Crossref]

Verdum, H. R.

J. A. Hutchinson, H. R. Verdum, B. H. T. Chai, B. Zandi, and L. D. Merkle, “Spectroscopic evaluation of CaYAlO4 doped with trivalent Er, Tm, Yb and Ho for eyesafe laser applications,” Opt. Mater. 3, 287–306 (1994).
[Crossref]

Veronesi, S.

Viana, B.

P. O. Petit, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Inhomogeneous broadening of optical transitions in Yb:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mat. 30, 1093–1097 (2008).
[Crossref]

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 119–121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Wang, J.

Wang, W.

W. Wang, X. Yan, X. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Hu, and J. Zhou, “Study of single-crystal growth of Tm3+:CaYAlO4 by the floating-zone method,” J. Cryst. Growth 219, 56–60 (2000).
[Crossref]

Woensdregt, C. F.

C. F. Woensdregt, H. W. M. Janssen, A. Gloubokov, and A. Pajaczkowska, “Growth morphology of tetragonal ABCD4 compounds: theory and observations on Czochraski grown crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 171, 392–400 (1997).
[Crossref]

Wu, F.

D. Zhou, J. Di, C. Xia, X. Xu, F. Wu, J. Xu, D. Shen, T. Zhao, A. Strzep, W. Ryba-Romanowski, and R. Lisiecki, “Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mater. Express 3, 339–345 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

Wu, X.

W. Wang, X. Yan, X. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Hu, and J. Zhou, “Study of single-crystal growth of Tm3+:CaYAlO4 by the floating-zone method,” J. Cryst. Growth 219, 56–60 (2000).
[Crossref]

Xia, C.

D. Zhou, J. Di, C. Xia, X. Xu, F. Wu, J. Xu, D. Shen, T. Zhao, A. Strzep, W. Ryba-Romanowski, and R. Lisiecki, “Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mater. Express 3, 339–345 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

Xu, C.

Xu, J.

D. Zhou, J. Di, C. Xia, X. Xu, F. Wu, J. Xu, D. Shen, T. Zhao, A. Strzep, W. Ryba-Romanowski, and R. Lisiecki, “Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mater. Express 3, 339–345 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Tan, D. Tang, C. Xu, J. Zhang, X. Xu, D. Li, and J. Xu, “Evidence of dissipative solitons in Yb3+:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Express 19, 18495–18500 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Tan, D. Tang, X. Xu, D. Li, J. Zhang, C. Xu, and J. Xu, “Femtosecond and continuous-wave laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb3+:CaYAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 36, 259–261 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

Xu, X.

D. Zhou, J. Di, C. Xia, X. Xu, F. Wu, J. Xu, D. Shen, T. Zhao, A. Strzep, W. Ryba-Romanowski, and R. Lisiecki, “Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mater. Express 3, 339–345 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Tan, D. Tang, X. Xu, D. Li, J. Zhang, C. Xu, and J. Xu, “Femtosecond and continuous-wave laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb3+:CaYAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 36, 259–261 (2011).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

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Yan, X.

W. Wang, X. Yan, X. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Hu, and J. Zhou, “Study of single-crystal growth of Tm3+:CaYAlO4 by the floating-zone method,” J. Cryst. Growth 219, 56–60 (2000).
[Crossref]

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Zandi, B.

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Zhang, J.

W. Tan, D. Tang, X. Xu, D. Li, J. Zhang, C. Xu, and J. Xu, “Femtosecond and continuous-wave laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb3+:CaYAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 36, 259–261 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. Tan, D. Tang, C. Xu, J. Zhang, X. Xu, D. Li, and J. Xu, “Evidence of dissipative solitons in Yb3+:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Express 19, 18495–18500 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

Zhang, Z.

W. Wang, X. Yan, X. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Hu, and J. Zhou, “Study of single-crystal growth of Tm3+:CaYAlO4 by the floating-zone method,” J. Cryst. Growth 219, 56–60 (2000).
[Crossref]

Zhao, T.

Zhao, Z.

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

Zhou, D.

D. Zhou, J. Di, C. Xia, X. Xu, F. Wu, J. Xu, D. Shen, T. Zhao, A. Strzep, W. Ryba-Romanowski, and R. Lisiecki, “Spectroscopy and laser operation of Ho:CaYAlO4,” Opt. Mater. Express 3, 339–345 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, Y. Cheng, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, C. Xia, J. Xu, and J. Zhang, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Yb:CaYAlO4 single crystal,” J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2117–2121 (2010).
[Crossref]

Zhou, J.

W. Wang, X. Yan, X. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Hu, and J. Zhou, “Study of single-crystal growth of Tm3+:CaYAlO4 by the floating-zone method,” J. Cryst. Growth 219, 56–60 (2000).
[Crossref]

Zhu, H.

D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, H. Zhu, X. Chen, W. Tan, J. Zhang, D. Tang, J. Ma, F. Wu, C. Xia, and J. Xu, “Characterization of laser crystal Yb:CaYAlO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1650–1654 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. Li, X. Xu, S. Cheng, D. Zhou, F. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Xia, J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Zhu, and X. Chen, “Polarized spectral properties of Nd3+ ions in CaYAlO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 199–205 (2010).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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J. Phys. (1)

M. Yamaga, P. I. Macfarlane, K. Holliday, B. Henderson, N. Kodama, and Y. Inoue, “A study of substitutional disorder in Cr3+:CaYAlO4: I. fluorescence line narrowing,” J. Phys. 8, 3487–3503 (1996).

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[Crossref]

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D. Zhou, X. Xu, X. Chen, H. Zhu, D. Li, J. Di, C. Xia, F. Wu, and J. Xu, “Crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped CaYAlO4,” Phys. Status Solidi A 209, 730–735 (2012).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Experimental setup of the diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked femtosecond Yb:CYA laser. M1 and M2, concave mirrors with ROC of 75 mm; HR, high reflection mirror; OC, plane output mirror; P1 and P2, SF6 prisms. Lower pictures show the beam profiles for CW and KLM captured after the OC.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Mode-locked pulse trains at (a) 20 ns/div and (b) 2 ms/div, respectively.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. (a) Intensity autocorrelation trace and (b) laser spectrum of the KLM pulses from the Yb:CYA laser. The blue dotted and the red solid curves in (a) are the experimental data and the sech 2 fitting, respectively.

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