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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2449–2451

Mode-locked self-starting Cr:forsterite laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber

Won Bae Cho, Jong Hyuk Yim, Sun Young Choi, Soonil Lee, Uwe Griebner, Valentin Petrov, and Fabian Rotermund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2449-2451 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002449


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Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first passive mode-locking of Cr:forsterite laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber (SWCNT-SA). The dispersion-compensated Cr:forsterite laser in a self-starting configuration produces nearly Fourier transform-limited pulses as short as 120 fs near 1.25 μ m . The maximum average output power of 202 mW obtained with a 5% output coupler at a repetition rate of 79.1 MHz represents, to the best of our knowledge, the highest power level ever reported for SWCNT-SA mode locking of solid-state lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

Citation
Won Bae Cho, Jong Hyuk Yim, Sun Young Choi, Soonil Lee, Uwe Griebner, Valentin Petrov, and Fabian Rotermund, "Mode-locked self-starting Cr:forsterite laser using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 33, 2449-2451 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-21-2449


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