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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 172–174

Femtosecond pulse operation of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser near 2 μ m

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. Calvez, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, M. D. Dawson, C. T.A. Brown, and W. Sibbett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 172-174 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000172


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, femtosecond-regime mode locking of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser operating in the 2 μ m spectral region. Transform-limited 570 fs pulses were generated at 2055 nm by a Tm , Ho : K Y ( W O 4 ) 2 laser that produced an average output power of 130 mW at a pulse repetition frequency of 118 MHz . Mode locking was achieved using an ion-implanted InGaAsSb quantum-well-based semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2009
Published: January 13, 2010

Citation
A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. Calvez, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, M. D. Dawson, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, "Femtosecond pulse operation of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser near 2 μm," Opt. Lett. 35, 172-174 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-2-172


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