Stable and self-starting mode-locking of a Tm:LiYF4 laser using a single-walled carbon nanotubes based saturable absorber is demonstrated. Pulses as short as 19 ps are generated at a wavelength of ~1888 nm.
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A. Schmidt, D. Parisi, S. Veronesi, M. Tonelli, W. B. Cho, S. Y. Choi, J. H. Yim, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Passive Mode-Locking of a Tm:YLF Laser," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMY5.
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