Dual-comb self-mode-locked monolithic Yb:KGW laser with orthogonal polarizations

M. T. Chang, H. C. Liang, Kuan-Wei Su, Yung-Fu Chen

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Abstract

The dependence of lasiNg threshold on the output transmission is numerically analyzed to find the condition for the gain-to-loss balance for the orthogonal Np and Nm polarizations with a Ng-cut Yb:KGW laser crystal. With the numerical analysis, an orthogonally polarized dual-comb selfmode- locked operation is experimentally achieved with a coated Yb:KGW crystal to form a monolithic cavity. At a pump power of 5.2 W, the average output power, the pulse repetition rate, and the pulse duration are measured to be 0.24 (0.6) W, 25.8 (25.3) GHz, and 1.06 (1.12) ps for the output aloNg the Np (Nm) polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10111-10116
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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