Wavelength tuning and broad-bandwidth operation of a passively mode-locked Nd:fiber laser is demonstrated at 1060 μm. The oscillator pulses are used to seed a bulk regenerative Nd:glass amplifier, and 300-fs transform-limited pulses with an energy of 10 μJ are obtained after 31 round trips at a repetition rate of 500 Hz.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 24, 1991
Published: June 1, 1992
M. Hofer, E. R. Taylor, K. P. Jedrzejewski, M. H. Ober, F. Haberl, and M. E. Fermann, "Regenerative Nd:glass amplifier seeded with a Nd:fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 17, 807-809 (1992)