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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1376–1378

Diode-pumped mode-locked femtosecond Tm:CLNGG disordered crystal laser

J. Ma, G. Q. Xie, W. L. Gao, P. Yuan, L. J. Qian, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1376-1378 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001376


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Abstract

A diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked femtosecond Tm-doped calcium lithium niobium gallium garnet (Tm:CLNGG) disordered crystal laser was demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. With a 790 nm laser diode pumping, stable CW mode-locking operation was obtained by using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The disordered crystal laser generated mode-locked pulses as short as 479 fs, with an average output power of 288 mW, and repetition rate of 99 MHz in 2 μm spectral region.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2012
Published: April 12, 2012

Citation
J. Ma, G. Q. Xie, W. L. Gao, P. Yuan, L. J. Qian, H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Diode-pumped mode-locked femtosecond Tm:CLNGG disordered crystal laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 1376-1378 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-8-1376

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