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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2085–2087

Sub-100-ps amplitude-modulation mode-locked Tm–Ho:BaY2F8 laser at 2.06 μm

G. Galzerano, M. Marano, S. Longhi, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 21, pp. 2085-2087 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.002085


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Abstract

We report the generation of sub-100-ps pulse trains near the 2.06-μm wavelength in an actively mode-locked diode-pumped Tm–Ho:BaYF laser operating at room temperature. Transform-limited, 97-ps Gaussian pulses at a 100-MHz repetition rate with an average power in excess of 20 mW and with a carrier wavelength tunable by ~50 nm near 2.066 μm are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

Citation
G. Galzerano, M. Marano, S. Longhi, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, "Sub-100-ps amplitude-modulation mode-locked Tm–Ho:BaY2F8 laser at 2.06 μm," Opt. Lett. 28, 2085-2087 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-21-2085

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