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Efficient femtosecond green-light source with a diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 laser

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Efficient generation of femtosecond pulses at 524 nm is demonstrated by the extracavity frequency doubling of the output of a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb crystal. An average second-harmonic power of 120 mW is produced at an internal conversion efficiency of 40%. The temporal characteristics of the frequency-doubled pulses as a function of focusing conditions in a thick nonlinear crystal are investigated experimentally, and pulses as short as 225 fs are generated at a pulse repetition frequency of 86 MHz.

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Lagatsky, A.A., Rafailov, E.U., Sarmani, A.R., Brown, C.T.A., Sibbett, W., Ming, L. and Smith, P.G.R. (2005) Efficient femtosecond green-light source with a diode-pumped mode-locked Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 laser Optics Letters, 30, (10), pp. 1144-1146. (doi:10.1364/OL.30.001144).

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: 3287

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Local EPrints ID: 30196
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/30196
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 3d85e68b-e6b3-4950-b85b-8228a8e98e12

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:55

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Author: A.A. Lagatsky
Author: E.U. Rafailov
Author: A.R. Sarmani
Author: C.T.A. Brown
Author: W. Sibbett
Author: L. Ming
Author: P.G.R. Smith

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