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Yb^3+-doped YVO_4 crystal for efficient Kerr-lens mode locking in solid-state lasers
We report the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of soft-aperture Kerr-lens mode locking in a diodepumped femtosecond Yb 3+ : YVO 4 laser. Near-transform-limited pulses as short as 61 fs are generated around a center wavelength of 1050 nm with an output power of 54 mW and a pulse repetition frequency of 104.5 MHz. This is, to our knowledge, the shortest pulse generated directly from an Yb laser having a crystalline host material. The femtosecond operation has a mode-locking threshold at andoi:10.1364/ol.30.003234 pmid:16342731 fatcat:jxsey7kn2nco7fhwetfr5ulxwe