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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19349–19354

Broadly tunable femtosecond Tm:Lu2O3 ceramic laser operating around 2070 nm

Alexander A. Lagatsky, Oleg L. Antipov, and Wilson Sibbett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19349-19354 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.019349


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Abstract

Femtosecond mode locking of a Tm-doped Lu2O3 ceramic laser is reported. Transform-limited pulses as short as 180 fs are generated at 2076 nm with an average output power of 400 mW and a pulse repetition frequency of 121.2 MHz. An output power up to 750 mW can be reached at the somewhat longer pulse duration of 382 fs. Femtosecond pulse generation is realized in the 2030-2100 nm spectral range. Passive mode locking was achieved using an ion-implanted InGaAsSb quantum-well-based SESAM.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(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
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

Citation
Alexander A. Lagatsky, Oleg L. Antipov, and Wilson Sibbett, "Broadly tunable femtosecond Tm:Lu2O3 ceramic laser operating around 2070 nm," Opt. Express 20, 19349-19354 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-19349


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