Highly efficient femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by single narrow-stripe laser diode

AA Lagatsky, Edik Urikhaevich Rafailov, CG Leburn, Christian Thomas Alcuin Brown, N Xiang, OG Okhotnikov, Wilson Sibbett

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Abstract

A highly efficient and low threshold passively modelocked femtosecond Yb:KYW laser pumped by an InGaAs narrow-stripe laser diode is demonstrated. Near-transform limited pulses of 123 fs at 1047 nm were produced at an average modelocked power of 107 mW for only 308 mW of incident pump power. An optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 35% was achieved and the corresponding electrical-to-optical efficiency exceeded 14%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1110
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume39
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2003

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