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

Alexander Alexandrovich Lagatsky, Flavio Fusari, S. Calvez, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, M.D. Dawson, C Tom A Brown, Wilson Sibbett

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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 mu m spectral region. Transform-limited 570 fs pulses were generated at 2055 nm by a Tm, Ho: KY(WO4)(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-wellbased semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • PASSIVE-MODE-LOCKING
  • THULIUM FIBER LASER
  • CONTINUOUS-WAVE
  • DOPED FIBER
  • QUANTUM-WELLS
  • TM
  • 2-MU-M
  • OSCILLATOR
  • ABSORBER

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