Efficient passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 laser using a PbS quantum-dot-doped saturable absorber is described. A saturation fluence of 15µJ/cm2 and a fast temporal decay of 6ps were measured in this quantum-dot-doped glass.
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A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, M. S. Gaponenko, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Zhilin, " Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Laser Performance of PbS Quantum-Dot-Doped Glass as a Saturable Absorber for Passive Mode-Locking of 1-µm Lasers," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB12.
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