Passive mode locking of a mixed garnet Yb:Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser

Saikawa, Jiro; Sato, Yoichi; Taira, Takunori; Ikesue, Akio
December 2004
Applied Physics Letters;12/13/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 24, p5845
Academic Journal
We have demonstrated a passively mode-locked Yb3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser, which is a solid solution of Y3Al5O12 and Y3Sc2Al3O12, by using a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror. The maximum average output power was as high as 150 mW with a pulse duration of 500 fs. With a 0.5% output coupler, pulses as short as 280 fs having an average output power of 62 mW at 1035.8 nm were obtained.


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