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Subject/Keyword
SESAM
Ultrafast laser
DPSSL
Yb:CaF2
Kerr lens modelocking
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Yu, Yang
Supervisor and department
Robert Fedosejevs, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Examining committee member and department
Robert Fedosejevs (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Ying Tsui (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Frank Hegmann (Department of Physics)
Department
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Specialization
Photonics and Plasmas
Date accepted
2014-09-24T15:49:14Z
Graduation date
2014-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Passively modelocked diode-pumped solid-state lasers based on semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors and Kerr lens mode-locking which have demonstrated good performance in terms of pulse duration, peak power, pulse repetition rates and maintainability. Yb3+:CaF2 has been recognized as a good candidate for a highly efficient high power femtosecond laser. In this thesis, a passively mode-locked diode-pumped Yb3+:CaF2 oscillator has been developed. In the case of the SESAM mode-locking cavity, energetic Q-switched modelocked laser pulses were generated. A Kerr-lens mode-locked oscillator was constructed for continuous-wave modelocking operations by incorporating an additional optical element with an enhanced nonlinear Kerr coefficient, which represents the first such investigation for an Yb3+:CaF2 oscillator to our best knowledge. A 2-pulse per round trip KLM operation was obtained with 970 mW output power at 10 W pump and 164 MHz repetition rate. The output spectrum had a FWHM of 3 nm and centered at 1053 nm.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3XW4844R
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