A passively mode-locked cw Cr:ZnSe laser operating near 2.5 μm generated 11 psec pulses using a Semiconductor Saturable Absorbing Mirror (SESAM). Passive Q-switched operation could also be obtained with the same SESAM.
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C. Pollock, N. Brilliant, D. Gwin, T. J. Carrig, W. J. Alford, J. B. Heroux, W. I. Wang, I. Vurgaftman, and J. R. Meyer, "Mode Locked and Q-Switched Cr:ZnSe Laser Using a Semiconductor Saturable Absorbing Mirror (SESAM)," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuA6.
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