Yb-doped crystals are an attractive gain medium for laser platforms designed for quantum and ultrafast applications due to the efficient pumping widely available and ability to reliably modelock using Kerr-lens technique , . We recently presented a reliable and robust embodiment of a 1.5-GHz Kerr-lens-modelocked Yb:ceramic laser using a proprietary optical bonding approach . Here, we now report the extension of this to a fully bonded 2.2-GHz turnkey prototype as well as its power scaling using chirped-pulse amplification.
|Title of host publication
|2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
|Published - 4 Sept 2023