We report on a soliton mode-locked Nd:YAlO<sub>3</sub> laser at 930 nm. We used a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and a Gires–Tournois Interferometer for dispersion compensation to achieve soliton mode locking. The generated pulses were as short as Δτ<sub>FWHM</sub> = 1.9 ps with a spectral bandwidth of Δλ=0.5 nm. The pulses were almost transform limited assuming a sech<sup>2</sup> pulse shape. The averaged output power was 410 mW at an absorbed pump power level of 1.76 W. An investigation of the effect of the third-order dispersion of the Gires–Tournois interferometer on the spectra of the mode-locked laser is presented.
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T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, "Soliton mode-locked Nd:YAlO3 laser at 930 nm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1663-1666 (1998)