Passive mode locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber

AA Lagatsky, CG Leburn, Christian Thomas Alcuin Brown, Wilson Sibbett, AM Malyarevich, VG Savitski, KV Yumashev, EL Raaben, AA Zhilin

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Abstract

The use of PbS quantum-dot-doped glass as an intracavity saturable absorber for passive mode locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser was investigated. We obtained 10 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 235 MHz with an average output power of 35 mW. This mode-locked laser was tunable from 1460 to 1550 nm. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume241
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2004

Keywords

  • laser
  • mode-locking
  • solid-state
  • saturable absorber
  • SOLID-STATE LASERS
  • NEODYMIUM LASERS
  • PULSE GENERATION
  • SILICA FILMS
  • MICROCRYSTALLITES

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