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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9995–10000

Broadly tunable femtosecond mode-locking in a Tm:KYW laser near 2 μm

A.A. Lagatsky, S. Calvez, J. A. Gupta, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, C. T. A. Brown, M. D. Dawson, and W. Sibbett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9995-10000 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.009995


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Abstract

Efficient mode-locking in a Tm:KY(WO4)2 laser is demonstrated by using InGaAsSb quantum-well SESAMs. Self-starting ultrashort pulse generation was realized in the 1979-2074 nm spectral region. Maximum average output power up to 411 mW was produced around 1986 nm with the corresponding pulse duration and repetition rate of 549 fs and 105 MHz respectively. Optimised pulse durations of 386 fs were produced with an average power of 235 mW at 2029 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2011
Published: May 6, 2011

Citation
A.A. Lagatsky, S. Calvez, J. A. Gupta, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, C. T. A. Brown, M. D. Dawson, and W. Sibbett, "Broadly tunable femtosecond mode-locking in a Tm:KYW laser near 2 μm," Opt. Express 19, 9995-10000 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-10-9995


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