Abstract

Continuous-wave and mode-locked Cr4+:Ca2GeO4 lasers that use a fiber laser pump source were demonstrated. The continuous-wave Cr4+:Ca2GeO4 laser yielded a maximum output power of 415 mW at 1420 nm and a tuning range of 1335–1492 nm. With a saturable-absorber mirror, 60-ps pulses and 110-mW maximum output power were generated from a passively mode-locked Cr4+:Ca2GeO4 laser.

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