Abstract

Stable 68 fs pulses with the average power of 1.5 W is directly generated from a multimode diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CYA laser by separating the gain medium and Kerr medium. The repetition rate is about 50 MHz, resulting in a single pulse energy of 30 nJ and a peak power of 0.44 MW. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest single pulse energy ever produced from a mode-locked Yb:CYA oscillator. Our experimental results show that Yb:CYA crystal is an excellent candidate for multiwatt, sub-100 fs pulse generation in diode-pumped all-solid-state lasers. It is believed that the output power can be scalable to multi-W while the pulse duration is maintained with this simple method.

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2017 (4)

2016 (4)

2015 (5)

2014 (2)

2013 (2)

2012 (2)

A. Greborio, A. Guandalini, and J. Aus der Au, “Sub-100  fs pulses with 12.5-W from Yb:CALGO based oscillators,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823511 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, J. Aus der 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 (4)

2008 (1)

F. M. Bain, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “High-power Kerr-lens mode-locked ytterbium lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68712L (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

F. Druon, J. Boudeile, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Golner, and B. Viana, “New Yb-doped crystals for high-power and ultrashort lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6400, 64000D (2006).
[Crossref]

Agnesi, A.

Aguiló, M.

Akbari, R.

Aus der Au, J.

Bain, F. M.

F. M. Bain, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “High-power Kerr-lens mode-locked ytterbium lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68712L (2008).
[Crossref]

Balembois, F.

F. Druon, J. Boudeile, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Golner, and B. Viana, “New Yb-doped crystals for high-power and ultrashort lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6400, 64000D (2006).
[Crossref]

Baranov, A.

Becker, P.

Bohatý, L.

Boudeile, J.

F. Druon, J. Boudeile, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Golner, and B. Viana, “New Yb-doped crystals for high-power and ultrashort lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6400, 64000D (2006).
[Crossref]

Brown, C. T. A.

F. M. Bain, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “High-power Kerr-lens mode-locked ytterbium lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68712L (2008).
[Crossref]

Camy, P.

Chen, X.

Cormier, E.

Descamps, D.

Di Dio Cafiso, S. D.

Díaz, F.

Doualan, J. L.

Druon, F.

Dubrasquet, R.

Eilanlou, A. A.

I. Tomohiro, A. A. Eilanlou, N. Yasuo, F. Yoshihiko, I. Tomohiro, S. Tetsumi, K. Fumihiko, K.-G. Makoto, and M. Katsumi, “Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 bulk ceramic oscillator pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54, 072703 (2015).
[Crossref]

Fredrich-Thornton, S. T.

Fumihiko, K.

I. Tomohiro, A. A. Eilanlou, N. Yasuo, F. Yoshihiko, I. Tomohiro, S. Tetsumi, K. Fumihiko, K.-G. Makoto, and M. Katsumi, “Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 bulk ceramic oscillator pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54, 072703 (2015).
[Crossref]

Gao, Z.

Georges, P.

Golner, P.

F. Druon, J. Boudeile, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Golner, and B. Viana, “New Yb-doped crystals for high-power and ultrashort lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6400, 64000D (2006).
[Crossref]

Greborio, A.

A. Greborio, A. Guandalini, and J. Aus der Au, “Sub-100  fs pulses with 12.5-W from Yb:CALGO based oscillators,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823511 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Agnesi, A. Greborio, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, J. Aus der 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]

Griebner, U.

Guandalini, A.

Guichard, F.

Han, H.

Hanna, M.

F. Druon, J. Boudeile, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Golner, and B. Viana, “New Yb-doped crystals for high-power and ultrashort lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6400, 64000D (2006).
[Crossref]

Huang, H.

Huber, G.

Jambunathan, V.

Katsumi, M.

I. Tomohiro, A. A. Eilanlou, N. Yasuo, F. Yoshihiko, I. Tomohiro, S. Tetsumi, K. Fumihiko, K.-G. Makoto, and M. Katsumi, “Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 bulk ceramic oscillator pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54, 072703 (2015).
[Crossref]

Kemnitzer, M.

Kienle, F.

Kisel, V. E.

Kitajima, S.

S. Kitajima, H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 41, 4570–4573 (2016).
[Crossref]

S. Kitajima, H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” in The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper CA_2_5.

Kovalyov, A. A.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Lagatsky, A. A.

F. M. Bain, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “High-power Kerr-lens mode-locked ytterbium lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68712L (2008).
[Crossref]

Li, D.

Liebald, C.

Loh, K. P.

Loiko, P.

Lucianetti, A.

Ma, J.

Machinet, G.

Major, A.

Makoto, K.-G.

I. Tomohiro, A. A. Eilanlou, N. Yasuo, F. Yoshihiko, I. Tomohiro, S. Tetsumi, K. Fumihiko, K.-G. Makoto, and M. Katsumi, “Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 bulk ceramic oscillator pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54, 072703 (2015).
[Crossref]

Manjooran, S.

S. Manjooran and A. Major, “Generation of sub-50 fs pulses with >1.5  MW of peak power from a diode-pumped Yb:CALGO laser oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2016), paper JTu5A.82.

Mateos, X.

Mocek, T.

Moncorgé, R.

Nakao, H.

S. Kitajima, H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 41, 4570–4573 (2016).
[Crossref]

S. Kitajima, H. Nakao, A. Shirakawa, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” in The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper CA_2_5.

Navratil, P.

Ning, K.

Pavlyuk, A. A.

Peltz, M.

Peng, Y.

Petermann, K.

Peters, R.

Petit, J.

F. Druon, J. Boudeile, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Golner, and B. Viana, “New Yb-doped crystals for high-power and ultrashort lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6400, 64000D (2006).
[Crossref]

Petrov, V.

Pirzio, F.

Preobrazhenskii, V. V.

Putyato, M. A.

Qian, L.

Reali, G.

Rubtsova, N. N.

Rudenkov, A. S.

Rytz, D.

Semyagin, B. R.

Serres, J. M.

Sevillano, P.

Sévillano, P.

Shirakawa, A.

Sibbett, W.

F. M. Bain, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “High-power Kerr-lens mode-locked ytterbium lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68712L (2008).
[Crossref]

Su, L.

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, Z. Wei, X. Xu, L. Zheng, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 laser with tunable wavelength,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 015302 (2016).
[Crossref]

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, J. Wang, Z. Wei, X. Xu, L. Zheng, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Generation of 33  fs pulses directly from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaYAlO4 laser,” Photon. Res. 3, 335–338 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tan, W.

Tan, W. D.

Tang, D.

Tetsumi, S.

I. Tomohiro, A. A. Eilanlou, N. Yasuo, F. Yoshihiko, I. Tomohiro, S. Tetsumi, K. Fumihiko, K.-G. Makoto, and M. Katsumi, “Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 bulk ceramic oscillator pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54, 072703 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tian, W.

W. Tian, Z. Wang, J. Zhu, L. Zheng, J. Xu, and Z. Wei, “Highly efficient and high-power diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 14, 045802 (2017).
[Crossref]

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, W. Tian, J. Wang, Z. Zhang, Z. Wei, H. Yu, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “Generation of 73  fs pulses from a diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser,” Opt. Lett. 39, 5870–5872 (2014).
[Crossref]

Tokurakawa, M.

Tomohiro, I.

I. Tomohiro, A. A. Eilanlou, N. Yasuo, F. Yoshihiko, I. Tomohiro, S. Tetsumi, K. Fumihiko, K.-G. Makoto, and M. Katsumi, “Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 bulk ceramic oscillator pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54, 072703 (2015).
[Crossref]

I. Tomohiro, A. A. Eilanlou, N. Yasuo, F. Yoshihiko, I. Tomohiro, S. Tetsumi, K. Fumihiko, K.-G. Makoto, and M. Katsumi, “Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 bulk ceramic oscillator pumped by a multimode laser diode,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 54, 072703 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tonelli, M.

Ueda, K.

Vernay, S.

Veronesi, S.

Viana, B.

F. Druon, J. Boudeile, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Balembois, P. Georges, J. Petit, P. Golner, and B. Viana, “New Yb-doped crystals for high-power and ultrashort lasers,” Proc. SPIE 6400, 64000D (2006).
[Crossref]

Wang, J.

Wang, Y.

Wang, Z.

W. Tian, Z. Wang, J. Zhu, L. Zheng, J. Xu, and Z. Wei, “Highly efficient and high-power diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 14, 045802 (2017).
[Crossref]

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, Z. Wei, X. Xu, L. Zheng, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 laser with tunable wavelength,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 015302 (2016).
[Crossref]

Wei, Z.

Wu, F.

Xia, C.

Xie, G.

Xie, Y.

Xu, C.

Xu, J.

W. Tian, Z. Wang, J. Zhu, L. Zheng, J. Xu, and Z. Wei, “Highly efficient and high-power diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:LYSO laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 14, 045802 (2017).
[Crossref]

P. Loiko, P. Becker, L. Bohatý, C. Liebald, M. Peltz, S. Vernay, D. Rytz, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, Y. Wang, X. Xu, J. Xu, A. Major, A. Baranov, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Sellmeier equations, group velocity dispersion, and thermo-optic dispersion formulas for CaLnAlO4 (Ln:Y, Gd) laser host crystals,” Opt. Lett. 42, 2275–2278 (2017).
[Crossref]

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, X. Xu, J. Xu, V. Jambunathan, P. Navratil, A. Lucianetti, T. Mocek, X. Zhang, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, and A. Major, “Microchip Yb:CaLnAlO4 lasers with up to 91% slope efficiency,” Opt. Lett. 42, 2431–2434 (2017).
[Crossref]

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, Z. Wei, X. Xu, L. Zheng, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 laser with tunable wavelength,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 015302 (2016).
[Crossref]

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, J. Wang, Z. Wei, X. Xu, L. Zheng, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Generation of 33  fs pulses directly from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaYAlO4 laser,” Photon. Res. 3, 335–338 (2015).
[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]

Xu, X.

P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, X. Xu, J. Xu, V. Jambunathan, P. Navratil, A. Lucianetti, T. Mocek, X. Zhang, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, and A. Major, “Microchip Yb:CaLnAlO4 lasers with up to 91% slope efficiency,” Opt. Lett. 42, 2431–2434 (2017).
[Crossref]

P. Loiko, P. Becker, L. Bohatý, C. Liebald, M. Peltz, S. Vernay, D. Rytz, J. M. Serres, X. Mateos, Y. Wang, X. Xu, J. Xu, A. Major, A. Baranov, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, “Sellmeier equations, group velocity dispersion, and thermo-optic dispersion formulas for CaLnAlO4 (Ln:Y, Gd) laser host crystals,” Opt. Lett. 42, 2275–2278 (2017).
[Crossref]

Z. Yu, H. Han, Y. Xie, Y. Peng, X. Xu, and Z. Wei, “CEO stabilized frequency comb from a 1-μm Kerr-lens mode-locked bulk Yb:CYA laser,” Opt. Express 24, 3103–3111 (2016).
[Crossref]

J. Ma, H. Huang, K. Ning, X. Xu, G. Xie, L. Qian, K. P. Loh, and D. Tang, “Generation of 30  fs pulses from a diode-pumped graphene mode-locked Yb:CaYAlO4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 41, 890–893 (2016).
[Crossref]

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, Z. Wei, X. Xu, L. Zheng, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 laser with tunable wavelength,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 015302 (2016).
[Crossref]

Z. Gao, J. Zhu, J. Wang, Z. Wei, X. Xu, L. Zheng, L. Su, and J. Xu, “Generation of 33  fs pulses directly from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaYAlO4 laser,” Photon. Res. 3, 335–338 (2015).
[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]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the high-power Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CYA laser. C1 and C2, concave mirrors with ROC of 300 mm; GTI1 and GTI2, Gires–Tournois interferometer mirrors with total dispersion of 1850  fs2 per bounce; C3 and C4, concave mirrors with ROC of 100 mm; M1, dichroic mirror; M2 and M3, flat mirrors with high reflectivity; OC, output coupler with transmittance of 2.5%.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output performances of the continuous wave (CW) and Kerr-lens mode-locked operations of Yb:CYA laser, respectively.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pulse characterization results of the KLM Yb:CYA laser. (a) CW (red) and mode-locked (blue) spectra, inset is the beam profile at the maximum average power of 1.5 W. (b) Measured intensity autocorrelation trace shown as black dashed while the fitted sech2 trace shown by red solid curve.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Oscilloscope traces of the high-power Kerr-lens mode-locked pulse train in the time scales of (a) 10 ns/div, and (b) 4 μs/div, respectively.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

RF spectra of the Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CYA laser. (a) RF spectrum at the fundamental beat note with the resolution bandwidth of 1 kHz. (b) RF spectrum at 1 GHz wide-span range with the resolution bandwidth of 100 kHz.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Summary of the sub-100 fs mode-locked lasers based on bulk Yb-doped crystals with watt-level average output power [1,46,8,12,13,2226].