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 transformlimited pulses with an energy of 10 µJ are obtained after 31 round trips at a repetition rate of 500 Hz.
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M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, F. Haberl, M. E. Fermann, E. R. Taylor, and K. P. Jedrzejewski, "Regenerative Nd:glass amplifier seeded with a Nd:fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 17, 807-809 (1992)