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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 18630–18635

Efficient continuous wave and passively mode-locked Tm-doped crystalline silicate laser

K. J. Yang, H. Bromberger, D. Heinecke, C. Kölbl, H. Schäfer, T. Dekorsy, S. Z. Zhao, L.H. Zheng, J. Xu, and G. J. Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 18630-18635 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.018630


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Abstract

An efficient continuous wave and passively mode-locked thulium-doped oxyorthosilicate Tm:LuYSiO5 laser is demonstrated. A maximum slope efficiency of 56.3% is obtained at 2057.4 nm in continuous wave operation regime. With an InGaAs quantum well SESAM, self-starting passively mode-locked Tm:LuYSiO5 laser is realized in the 1929 nm to 2065 nm spectral region. A maximum average output power of 130.2 mW with a pulse duration of 33.1 ps and a repetition rate of about 100 MHz is generated at 1984.1 nm. Pulses as short as 24.2 ps with an average output power of 100 mW are obtained with silicon prisms where used to manage the intracavity dispersion. The shortest pulse duration of about 19.6 ps is obtained with an average output power of 64.5 mW at 1944.3 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2012
Published: July 31, 2012

Citation
K. J. Yang, H. Bromberger, D. Heinecke, C. Kölbl, H. Schäfer, T. Dekorsy, S. Z. Zhao, L.H. Zheng, J. Xu, and G. J. Zhao, "Efficient continuous wave and passively mode-locked Tm-doped crystalline silicate laser," Opt. Express 20, 18630-18635 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-18630


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