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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(9): 094207    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/9/094207
ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID DYNAMICS Prev   Next  

Generation of 15 W femtosecond laser pulse from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb: YAG thin-disk oscillator

Yingnan Peng(彭英楠)1, Jinwei Zhang(张金伟)2, Zhaohua Wang(王兆华)2, Jiangfeng Zhu(朱江峰)1, Dehua Li(李德华)2, Zhiyi Wei(魏志义)1,2
1. School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, China;
2. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Abstract  We demonstrated a robust power-scalable Kerr-lens mode-locked (KLM) operation based on a Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator. 15-W, 272-fs pulses were realized at a repetition rate of 86.7 MHz with an additional Kerr medium and a 2.5 mm hard aperture in the cavity. 247-fs pulses with an average power of 11 W could also be obtained by using a 2.4 mm hard aperture. Based on this shorter pulse, high efficient second-harmonic generation (SHG) was performed with a 1.7-mm-long LiB3O5 (LBO) crystal. The SHG laser power was up to 5 W with the power fluctuation RMS of 1% measured over one hour.
Keywords:  thin disk      Kerr-lens mode-locking      high power      second harmonic generation  
Received:  23 February 2016      Revised:  24 May 2016      Published:  05 September 2016
PACS:  42.55.-f (Lasers)  
  42.55.Xi (Diode-pumped lasers)  
  42.65.Re (Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2013CB922402), the National Major Instrument Program of China (Grant No. 2012YQ120047), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11434016 and 61210017).
Corresponding Authors:  Zhiyi Wei     E-mail:  zywei@iphy.ac.cn

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Yingnan Peng(彭英楠), Jinwei Zhang(张金伟), Zhaohua Wang(王兆华), Jiangfeng Zhu(朱江峰), Dehua Li(李德华), Zhiyi Wei(魏志义) Generation of 15 W femtosecond laser pulse from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb: YAG thin-disk oscillator 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 094207

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