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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 437–439

Passively mode locked femtosecond Tm:Sc2O3 laser at 2.1 μm

A. A. Lagatsky, P. Koopmann, P. Fuhrberg, G. Huber, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 437-439 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000437


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Abstract

We report on the passive mode locking of a Tm3+:Sc2O3 laser at 2.1 μm using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror based on InGaAsSb quantum wells. Transform-limited 218 fs pulses are generated with an average power of 210 mW. A maximum output power of 325 mW is produced during mode locking with the corresponding pulse duration of 246 fs at a pulse repetition frequency of 124.3 MHz. A Ti:sapphire laser is used as the pump source operating at 796 nm.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(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
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2011
Published: February 1, 2012

Citation
A. A. Lagatsky, P. Koopmann, P. Fuhrberg, G. Huber, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, "Passively mode locked femtosecond Tm:Sc2O3 laser at 2.1 μm," Opt. Lett. 37, 437-439 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-3-437


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