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Efficient diode-pumped Yb:LuY2SiO5 laser mode locked by single-walled carbon nanotube absorber
Author(s): Qi Yang; Danhua Liu; Jie Liu; Yonggang Wang; Jau Tang; Lihe Zheng; Liangbi Su; Jun Xu
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Paper Abstract

Efficient diode-pumped Yb:LuY2SiO5 laser mode locked by single walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber is reported for the first time. Under the absorbed pump power of 12.83 W, continuous wave mode-locked pulses were generated with the maximum average output power of 1.50 W. We obtained pulses as short as 5.2 ps around a center wavelength of 1058.6 nm. The peak power and the single pulse energy of the mode-locked laser were up to 2.9 kW and 15.0 nJ, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(11) 114202 doi: 10.1117/1.3647554
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Qi Yang, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Danhua Liu, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Jie Liu, Shandong Normal Univ. (China)
Yonggang Wang, Research Ctr. for Applied Sciences (Taiwan)
Jau Tang, Research Ctr. for Applied Sciences (Taiwan)
Lihe Zheng, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)
Liangbi Su, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)
Jun Xu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China)

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