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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 83–85

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Er , Yb : Y Al 3 ( B O 3 ) 4 laser at 1.5 1.6 μ m

A. A. Lagatsky, V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Leonyuk, A. E. Zhukov, E. U. Rafailov, and W. Sibbett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 83-85 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000083


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Abstract

We report the first demonstration to our knowledge of passive mode locking in a diode-pumped Er 3 + and Yb 3 + codoped Y Al 3 ( B O 3 ) 4 laser operating in the 1.5 1.6 μ m spectral region. Low-loss GaInNAs quantum-well semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors are used for the initiation and stabilization of the ultrashort-pulse generation. Pulses as short as 4.8 ps were generated at 1530 nm with an average output power up to 280 mW for 2 W of absorbed pump power produced by a high-brightness tapered 980 nm laser diode. Passive mode locking has also been demonstrated around 1555 nm with typical average powers of around 100 mW and pulse durations of 5.1 ps .

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2007
Published: December 21, 2007

Citation
A. A. Lagatsky, V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Leonyuk, A. E. Zhukov, E. U. Rafailov, and W. Sibbett, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6 μm," Opt. Lett. 33, 83-85 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-1-83

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