Stable mode-locking in a diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser was obtained with a very fast semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). The pulse width was measured to be 4 ps at the central wavelength of 1047 nm. The average power was 200 mW and the repetition rate was 200 MHz.
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(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
Guifang Ju, Lu Chai, Qingyue Wang, Zhigang Zhang, Yonggang Wang, and Xiaoyu Ma, "Stable mode-locking in an Yb:YAG laser with a fast SESAM," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 695-696 (2003)