Diode-pumped femtosecond solid-state waveguide laser with a 49 GHz pulse repetition rate


Choudhary, A., Lagatsky, A. A., Pradeesh, K., Sibbett, W., Brown, C. T. A. and Shepherd, D. P. (2012) Diode-pumped femtosecond solid-state waveguide laser with a 49 GHz pulse repetition rate. Optics Letters, 37, (21), 4416-4418. (doi:10.1364/OL.37.004416).

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We report on the first demonstration of a passively mode-locked, diode-pumped, monolithic Yb:glass channel waveguide laser that incorporates a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. Stable and self-starting mode-locking is achieved in a Fabry.Perot cavity configuration producing a pulse repetition rate up to 4.9 GHz. The shortest pulse duration of 740 fs is generated with 30mW of average output power at a center wavelength of 1058 nm. A maximum output power of 81 mW is produced during mode-locking with corresponding pulse duration of 800 fs.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 344921
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 15:09
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:26
Research Funder: EPSRC
Projects:
Integrated Photonic Materials and Devices
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/J008052/1)
Led by: Robert William Eason
1 March 2012 to 29 February 2016
Ultrafast Multi-GHz Waveguide Lasers
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/H035745/1)
Led by: David Patrick Shepherd
1 September 2010 to 28 February 2014
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/344921

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