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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5313–5318

175 fs Tm:Lu2O3 laser at 2.07 µm mode-locked using single-walled carbon nanotubes

Andreas Schmidt, Philipp Koopmann, Günter Huber, Peter Fuhrberg, Sun Young Choi, Dong-Il Yeom, Fabian Rotermund, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5313-5318 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.005313


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Abstract

Single–walled carbon nanotube saturable absorbers were designed and fabricated for passive mode-locking of bulk lasers operating in the 2 μm spectral range. Mode-locked lasers based on Tm:Lu2O3 single crystals containing different Tm3+-doping concentrations were studied. Nearly transform-limited pulses as short as 175 fs at 2070 nm were generated at 88 MHz repetition rate.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2012
Published: February 17, 2012

Citation
Andreas Schmidt, Philipp Koopmann, Günter Huber, Peter Fuhrberg, Sun Young Choi, Dong-Il Yeom, Fabian Rotermund, Valentin Petrov, and Uwe Griebner, "175 fs Tm:Lu2O3 laser at 2.07 µm mode-locked using single-walled carbon nanotubes," Opt. Express 20, 5313-5318 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-5-5313


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