Abstract

Efficient mode-locking in a Tm:KY(WO4)2 laser is demonstrated by using InGaAsSb quantum-well SESAMs. Self-starting ultrashort pulse generation was realized in the 1979-2074 nm spectral region. Maximum average output power up to 411 mW was produced around 1986 nm with the corresponding pulse duration and repetition rate of 549 fs and 105 MHz respectively. Optimised pulse durations of 386 fs were produced with an average power of 235 mW at 2029 nm.

© 2011 OSA

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. R. C. Stoneman and L. Esterowitz, “Efficient, broadly tunable, laser-pumped Tm:YAG and Tm:YSGG cw lasers,” Opt. Lett. 15(9), 486–488 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. J.-M. Hopkins, N. Hempler, B. Rösener, N. Schulz, M. Rattunde, C. Manz, K. Köhler, J. Wagner, and D. Burns, “High-power, (AlGaIn)(AsSb) semiconductor disk laser at 2.0 microm,” Opt. Lett. 33(2), 201–203 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. B. Rudin, V. J. Wittwer, D. J. H. C. Maas, M. Hoffmann, O. D. Sieber, Y. Barbarin, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “High-power MIXSEL: an integrated ultrafast semiconductor laser with 6.4 W average power,” Opt. Express 18(26), 27582–27588 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  4. A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  5. L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(1), 19–21 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  6. R. C. Sharp, D. E. Spock, N. Pan, and J. Elliot, “190-fs passively mode-locked thulium fiber laser with a low threshold,” Opt. Lett. 21(12), 881–883 (1996).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. Kivistö, T. Hakulinen, A. Kaskela, B. Aitchison, D. P. Brown, A. G. Nasibulin, E. I. Kauppinen, A. Härkönen, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Carbon nanotube films for ultrafast broadband technology,” Opt. Express 17(4), 2358–2363 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “Soliton thulium-doped fiber laser with carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(3), 128–130 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  9. M. Engelbrecht, F. Haxsen, A. Ruehl, D. Wandt, and D. Kracht, “Ultrafast thulium-doped fiber-oscillator with pulse energy of 4.3 nJ,” Opt. Lett. 33(7), 690–692 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. F. Haxsen, A. Ruehl, M. Engelbrecht, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, and D. Kracht, “Stretched-pulse operation of a thulium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Express 16(25), 20471–20476 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, J. J. Carvajal, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Passive mode-locking of a Tm-doped bulk laser near 2 microm using a carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11007–11012 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  13. 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(2), 172–174 (2010).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. A. A. Lagatsky, X. Han, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Calvez, M. D. Dawson, J. A. Gupta, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Femtosecond (191 fs) NaY(WO4)2 Tm,Ho-codoped laser at 2060 nm,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3027–3029 (2010).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  16. F. Fusari, A. A. Lagatsky, G. Jose, S. Calvez, A. Jha, M. D. Dawson, J. A. Gupta, W. Sibbett, and C. T. A. Brown, “Femtosecond mode-locked Tm3+ and Tm3+-Ho3+ doped 2 μm glass lasers,” Opt. Express 18(21), 22090–22098 (2010).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  18. L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  19. V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
    [CrossRef]

2011 (1)

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (5)

2009 (4)

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “Soliton thulium-doped fiber laser with carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(3), 128–130 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Kivistö, T. Hakulinen, A. Kaskela, B. Aitchison, D. P. Brown, A. G. Nasibulin, E. I. Kauppinen, A. Härkönen, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Carbon nanotube films for ultrafast broadband technology,” Opt. Express 17(4), 2358–2363 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, J. J. Carvajal, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Passive mode-locking of a Tm-doped bulk laser near 2 microm using a carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11007–11012 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (3)

2007 (1)

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

Aguilo, M.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Aguiló, M.

Aitchison, B.

Alanko, J.-P.

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Barbarin, Y.

Batay, L. E.

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Brown, C. T. A.

Brown, D. P.

Burns, D.

Calvez, S.

Carvajal, J. J.

Cascales, C.

Cho, W. B.

Choi, S. Y.

Coluccelli, N.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Dawson, M. D.

Demidovich, A. A.

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Diaz, F.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Díaz, F.

Dunina, E. B.

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Elliot, J.

Engelbrecht, M.

Esterowitz, L.

Fusari, F.

Galzerano, G.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gatti, D.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gavalda, J.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Golling, M.

Grebing, C.

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, J. J. Carvajal, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Passive mode-locking of a Tm-doped bulk laser near 2 microm using a carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11007–11012 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Güell, F.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Guina, M.

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gupta, J. A.

Hakulinen, T.

Han, X.

Härkönen, A.

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. Kivistö, T. Hakulinen, A. Kaskela, B. Aitchison, D. P. Brown, A. G. Nasibulin, E. I. Kauppinen, A. Härkönen, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Carbon nanotube films for ultrafast broadband technology,” Opt. Express 17(4), 2358–2363 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Haus, H. A.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Haxsen, F.

Hempler, N.

Hoffmann, M.

Hopkins, J.-M.

Ippen, E. P.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Jha, A.

Jose, G.

Kaskela, A.

Kauppinen, E. I.

Keller, U.

Kieu, K.

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “Soliton thulium-doped fiber laser with carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(3), 128–130 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

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(2), 172–174 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kivistö, S.

Köhler, K.

Kornienko, A. A.

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Koskinen, R.

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kracht, D.

Kück, S.

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

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(2), 172–174 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kurilchik, S. V.

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(2), 172–174 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kuzmin, A. N.

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A. A.

Laporta, P.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S.

Lieto, A.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Maas, D. J. H. C.

Manz, C.

Massons, J.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mateos, X.

Mond, M.

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

Nasibulin, A. G.

Nelson, L. E.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Okhotnikov, O. G.

Paajaste, J.

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Pan, N.

Pavlyuk, A. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

W. B. Cho, A. Schmidt, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, F. Rotermund, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, V. Petrov, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, J. J. Carvajal, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Passive mode-locking of a Tm-doped bulk laser near 2 microm using a carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11007–11012 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pujol, M. C.

Rattunde, M.

Rösener, B.

Rotermund, F.

Rudin, B.

Ruehl, A.

Schmidt, A.

Schulz, N.

Serrano, M. D.

Sharp, R. C.

Sibbett, W.

Sieber, O. D.

Sole, R. M.

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Spock, D. E.

Steinmeyer, G.

Stoneman, R. C.

Südmeyer, T.

Suomalainen, S.

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Titov, A. N.

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Troshin, A. E.

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wagner, J.

Wandt, D.

Wise, F. W.

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “Soliton thulium-doped fiber laser with carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(3), 128–130 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wittwer, V. J.

Yasukevich, A. S.

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yim, J. H.

Zaldo, C.

Appl. Phys. B (4)

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Lieto, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 75–78 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, F. Fusari, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm, Ho:KYW laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 321–326 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Troshin, V. E. Kisel, A. S. Yasukevich, N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Pavlyuk, E. B. Dunina, and A. A. Kornienko, “Spectroscopy and laser properties of Tm3+:KY(WO4)2 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 287–292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Batay, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Kuzmin, A. N. Titov, M. Mond, and S. Kück, “Efficient tunable laser operation of diode-pumped Yb,Tm:KY(WO4)2 around 1.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 75(4-5), 457–461 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

A. Härkönen, C. Grebing, J. Paajaste, R. Koskinen, J.-P. Alanko, S. Suomalainen, G. Steinmeyer, and M. Guina, “Modelocked GaSb disk laser producing 384 fs pulses at 2 µm wavelength,” Electron. Lett. 47(7), 454–456 (2011).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. Petrov, F. Güell, J. Massons, J. Gavalda, R. M. Sole, M. Aguilo, F. Diaz, and U. Griebner, “Efficient tunable laser operation of Tm:KGd(WO4)2 in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(9), 1244–1251 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “Soliton thulium-doped fiber laser with carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(3), 128–130 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Tm:KYW mode-locked laser. M1 and M2 – plano-concave high-reflector mirrors, r1 = r2 = −100 mm; OC – output coupler (T = 1% or 2% at 2000 nm); HR – plane high-reflector mirror; FS – pair of IR grade fused silica prisms. The dotted arrow indicates the cavity configuration with one prism in use.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tunability of the Tm:KYW laser during continuous wave operation at room temperature (left-hand y-axis, black and red symbols indicate the tunability ranges obtained with a Lyot filter and a prism respectively) and reflectivity curves of the SESAM #1 and #2 around 2 μm (right-hand y-axis).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Tunability of the mode-locked Tm:KYW laser using one prism and the SESAM#2, (b) intensity autocorrelation of the pulses generated at 1986 nm and (c) corresponding optical spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mode-locking performance of the Tm:KYW laser using a knife edge for a wavelength selection. (a) Pulse durations and corresponding average powers vs. output wavelength. (b) Intensity autocorrelation, (c) optical and (d) radio-frequency spectra of the mode-locked pulses at 2029 nm obtained with the SESAM#2.

Metrics