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Diode-pumped Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser

Abstract : We have developed a diode-pumped Yb31:Sr3Y_BO3 _3 (Yb:BOYS) laser generating 69-fs pulses, at a central wavelength of 1062 nm. This laser is mode locked by use of a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror and emits 80 mW of average power at 113 MHz. This is, to our knowledge, the first mode-locked Yb:BOYS laser and the shortest duration obtained from an ytterbium laser with a crystalline host. The central wavelength can be tuned from 1051 to 1070 nm, for sub-100-fs pulses. We have also achieved an average power as high as 300 mW with pulse duration of 86 fs at 1068 nm.
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Frédéric Druon, Sébastien Chenais, Pierre Raybaut, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, et al.. Diode-pumped Yb:Sr3Y(BO3)3 femtosecond laser. Optics Letters, Optical Society of America - OSA Publishing, 2002, 27 (3), pp.197-199. ⟨hal-00761364⟩

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