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Diode-pumped femtosecond solid-state waveguide laser with a 4.9 GHz pulse repetition rate

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A. Choudhary, Alexander Alexandrovich Lagatsky, P. Kannan, Wilson Sibbett, C Tom A Brown, D. P. Shepherd

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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 30 mW 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.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4416-4418
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number21
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

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