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Chin. Phys. B, 2015, Vol. 24(1): 014207    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/24/1/014207
ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID DYNAMICS Prev   Next  

A 1.7-ps pulse mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 laser with a reflective graphene oxide saturable absorber

Ge Ping-Guanga, Su Li-Minga, Liu Jiea, Zheng Li-Heb, Su Liang-Bib, Xu Junb, Wang Yong-Gangc
a Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optics and Photonic Devices, College of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China;
b Key Laboratory of Transparent and Opto-functional Inorganic Materials, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China;
c State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an 710119, China
Abstract  

By using a reflective graphene oxide as saturable absorber, a diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 (Yb:SSO) laser has been demonstrated for the first time. Without extra negative dispersion compensation, the minimum pulse duration of 1.7 ps with a repetition rate of 94 MHz was obtained at the central wavelength of 1062.6 nm. The average output power amounts to 355 mW under the absorbed pump power of 15 W. The maximum peak power of the mode-locking laser is up to 2.2 kW, and the single pulse energy is 3.8 nJ.

Keywords:  reflective graphene oxide absorber      Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 crystal      passive mode-locking      diode pump  
Received:  20 June 2014      Revised:  29 July 2014      Published:  05 January 2015
PACS:  42.60.Fc (Modulation, tuning, and mode locking)  
  42.65.Re (Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression)  
  42.70.Nq (Other nonlinear optical materials; photorefractive and semiconductor materials)  
  42.70.Hj (Laser materials)  
Fund: 

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61078032, 61378024, 60938001, and 61078053) and the Science and Technology Development Projects of Shandong Province, China (Grant No. 2013GGX10108).

Corresponding Authors:  Liu Jie     E-mail:  jieliu@sdnu.edu.cn

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Ge Ping-Guang, Su Li-Ming, Liu Jie, Zheng Li-He, Su Liang-Bi, Xu Jun, Wang Yong-Gang A 1.7-ps pulse mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 laser with a reflective graphene oxide saturable absorber 2015 Chin. Phys. B 24 014207

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