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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2012
  • pp: 1283–1286

Passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 laser with reflection-type single-walled carbon nanotube absorber

Liming Su, Yonggang Wang, Jie Liu, Chao Feng, Xiuwei Fan, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 9, pp. 1283-1286 (2012)

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A reflection-type single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber fabricated by a vertical evaporation method was to our knowledge first used in a passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5(Yb:SSO) laser. The laser operated at a repetition frequency of 94 MHz with a central wavelength of 1062.6 nm. A short pulse duration of 1.8 ps was produced with an average power of 349 mW; and the highest pulse energy of 3.7 nJ, corresponding to its maximum peak power, can reach 2.1 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2011
Published: March 15, 2012

Liming Su, Yonggang Wang, Jie Liu, Chao Feng, Xiuwei Fan, Lihe Zheng, Liangbi Su, and Jun Xu, "Passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 laser with reflection-type single-walled carbon nanotube absorber," Appl. Opt. 51, 1283-1286 (2012)

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