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Opt Lett. 2009 Aug 1;34(15):2354-6.

Mode-locked operation of a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:SrF2 laser.

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  • 1Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, RD 128 Campus Polytechnique, 91127 Palaiseau, France.


Femtosecond mode-locked operation is demonstrated for the first time, to our knowledge, with a Yb:SrF(2) crystal. The shortest pulse duration is 143 fs for an average power of 450 mW. The highest average power is 620 mW for a pulse duration of 173 fs. Since Yb:SrF(2) corresponds to the longest-lifetime Yb-doped crystal with which the mode-locking operation has been achieved, a detailed analysis is carried out to characterize the quality of the solitonlike regime.

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