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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 3984–3989

Dual-wavelength passively mode-locked Nd:LuYSiO5 laser with SESAM

Zhenhua Cong, Dingyuan Tang, Wei De Tan, Jian Zhang, Changwen Xu, Dewei Luo, Xiaodong Xu, Dongzhen Li, Jun Xu, Xingyu Zhang, and Qingpu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 3984-3989 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.003984


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Abstract

A diode-end-pumped dual-wavelength mode-locked laser based on Nd:LuYSiO5 crystal is demonstrated. With a SESAM, simultaneous mode locking at the 1075.8 nm and 1078.1 nm is achieved and the dual-wavelength mode locked pulses have a pulse width of 8.9 ps. Due to frequency beating, ultrahigh repetition rate ultrafast pulses with 997 fs pulse width and 0.59 THz repetition rate are further formed. Under 12.7 W absorbed pump power 1.7 W mode-locked output power was obtained, the slope efficiency of the mode locked laser was 24.3%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2011
Published: February 15, 2011

Citation
Zhenhua Cong, Dingyuan Tang, Wei De Tan, Jian Zhang, Changwen Xu, Dewei Luo, Xiaodong Xu, Dongzhen Li, Jun Xu, Xingyu Zhang, and Qingpu Wang, "Dual-wavelength passively mode-locked Nd:LuYSiO5 laser with SESAM," Opt. Express 19, 3984-3989 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-5-3984


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