Abstract

We demonstrate passive mode-locking of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser operating on the Ho3+-ion transition 5I75I8 near 2 µm using a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber. The Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 laser emits nearly transform-limited pulses with duration of 2.8 ps at a repetition rate of 91 MHz. The output power amounts to 97 mW.

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2014 (1)

2013 (3)

2012 (5)

A. A. Lagatsky, O. L. Antipov, and W. Sibbett, “Broadly tunable femtosecond Tm:Lu2O3 ceramic laser operating around 2070 nm,” Opt. Express 20(17), 19349–19354 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Schmidt, P. Koopmann, G. Huber, P. Fuhrberg, S. Y. Choi, DI Yeom, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “175 fs Tm:Lu2O3 laser at 2.07 μm mode-locked using single-walled carbon nanotubes,” Opt. Express 20, 5313–5318 (2012).

J. Liu, Y. Wang, Z. Qu, and X. Fan, “2μm passive Q-switched mode-locked Tm3+:YAP laser with single-walled carbon nanotube absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. 44(4), 960–962 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Schmidt, S. Y. Choi, D. Yeom, F. Rotermund, X. Mateos, M. Segura, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Femtosecond Pulses near 2 μm from a Tm:KLuW Laser Mode-Locked by a Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Saturable Absorber,” Appl. Phys. Express 5(9), 092704 (2012).
[Crossref]

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(8), 1376–1378 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (2)

2010 (5)

2009 (2)

2008 (2)

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, “Femtosecond laser micromachining in transparent materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(4), 219–225 (2008).
[Crossref]

M. Eichhorn, “Quasi-three-level solid-state lasers in the near and mid infrared based on trivalent rare earth ions,” Appl. Phys. B 93(2-3), 269–316 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (2)

A. K. Geim and K. S. Novoselov, “The Rise of Graphene,” Nat. Mater. 6(3), 183–191 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, O. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2, and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photon. Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

V. Liverini, S. Schön, R. Grange, M. Haiml, S. C. Zeller, and U. Keller, “Low-loss GaInNAs saturable absorber mode locking a 1.3-µm solid-state laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 84(20), 4002–4004 (2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (2)

2000 (3)

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-µm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-µm holmium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(4), 629–635 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient midinfrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(5), 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

V. W. S. Chen, “Optical space communications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(6), 959–975 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

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]

Aguiló, M.

Ahn, J. H.

A. A. Lagatsky, Z. Sun, T. S. Kulmala, R. S. Sundaram, S. Milana, F. Torrisi, O. L. Antipov, Y. Lee, J. H. Ahn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, and A. C. Ferrari, “2μm solid-state laser mode-locked by single-layer graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(1), 013113 (2013).
[Crossref]

Antipov, O. L.

A. A. Lagatsky, Z. Sun, T. S. Kulmala, R. S. Sundaram, S. Milana, F. Torrisi, O. L. Antipov, Y. Lee, J. H. Ahn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, and A. C. Ferrari, “2μm solid-state laser mode-locked by single-layer graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(1), 013113 (2013).
[Crossref]

A. A. Lagatsky, O. L. Antipov, and W. Sibbett, “Broadly tunable femtosecond Tm:Lu2O3 ceramic laser operating around 2070 nm,” Opt. Express 20(17), 19349–19354 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Asai, K.

Bonaccorso, F.

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–Polymer Composites for Ultrafast Photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[Crossref]

Brown, C. T. A.

Budni, P. A.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-µm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-µm holmium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(4), 629–635 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient midinfrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(5), 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

Calvez, S.

Carvajal, J. J.

Cascales, C.

Chen, V. W. S.

V. W. S. Chen, “Optical space communications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(6), 959–975 (2000).
[Crossref]

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “Efficient midinfrared laser using 1.9-µm pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(5), 723–728 (2000).
[Crossref]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, “High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-µm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-µm holmium lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6(4), 629–635 (2000).
[Crossref]

Cho, W. B.

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, “Boosting the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotube saturable absorbers for broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20(12), 1937–1943 (2010).
[Crossref]

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 µm using a carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11007–11012 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Choi, S. Y.

A. Schmidt, S. Y. Choi, D. Yeom, F. Rotermund, X. Mateos, M. Segura, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Femtosecond Pulses near 2 μm from a Tm:KLuW Laser Mode-Locked by a Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Saturable Absorber,” Appl. Phys. Express 5(9), 092704 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Schmidt, P. Koopmann, G. Huber, P. Fuhrberg, S. Y. Choi, DI Yeom, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “175 fs Tm:Lu2O3 laser at 2.07 μm mode-locked using single-walled carbon nanotubes,” Opt. Express 20, 5313–5318 (2012).

W. B. Cho, J. H. Yim, S. Y. Choi, S. Lee, A. Schmidt, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, D.-I. Yeom, K. Kim, and F. Rotermund, “Boosting the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotube saturable absorbers for broadband mode-locking of bulk lasers,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20(12), 1937–1943 (2010).
[Crossref]

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 µm using a carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11007–11012 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Coluccelli, N.

N. Coluccelli, A. Lagatsky, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, G. Galzerano, W. Sibbett, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode locking of an in-band-pumped Ho:YLiF4 laser at 2.06 μm,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3209–3211 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Di 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.

Dekorsy, T.

Di Lieto, A.

N. Coluccelli, A. Lagatsky, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, G. Galzerano, W. Sibbett, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode locking of an in-band-pumped Ho:YLiF4 laser at 2.06 μm,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3209–3211 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Di 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]

Díaz, F.

V. Jambunathan, A. Schmidt, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, C. Zaldo, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, “Crystal growth, optical spectroscopy and continuous-wave laser operation of co-doped (Ho,Tm):KLu(WO4)2 monoclinic crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31(7), 1415–1421 (2014).
[Crossref]

A. Schmidt, S. Y. Choi, D. Yeom, F. Rotermund, X. Mateos, M. Segura, F. Díaz, V. Petrov, and U. Griebner, “Femtosecond Pulses near 2 μm from a Tm:KLuW Laser Mode-Locked by a Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Saturable Absorber,” Appl. Phys. Express 5(9), 092704 (2012).
[Crossref]

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 µm using a carbon nanotube saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11007–11012 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, O. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2, and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photon. Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[Crossref]

Eichhorn, M.

M. Eichhorn, “Quasi-three-level solid-state lasers in the near and mid infrared based on trivalent rare earth ions,” Appl. Phys. B 93(2-3), 269–316 (2008).
[Crossref]

Elliot, J.

Fan, X.

J. Liu, Y. Wang, Z. Qu, and X. Fan, “2μm passive Q-switched mode-locked Tm3+:YAP laser with single-walled carbon nanotube absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. 44(4), 960–962 (2012).
[Crossref]

Ferrari, A. C.

A. A. Lagatsky, Z. Sun, T. S. Kulmala, R. S. Sundaram, S. Milana, F. Torrisi, O. L. Antipov, Y. Lee, J. H. Ahn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, and A. C. Ferrari, “2μm solid-state laser mode-locked by single-layer graphene,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(1), 013113 (2013).
[Crossref]

T. Hasan, Z. Sun, F. Wang, F. Bonaccorso, P. H. Tan, A. G. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari, “Nanotube–Polymer Composites for Ultrafast Photonics,” Adv. Mater. 21, 3874–3899 (2009).
[Crossref]

Fuhrberg, P.

Fusari, F.

Galzerano, G.

N. Coluccelli, A. Lagatsky, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, G. Galzerano, W. Sibbett, and P. Laporta, “Passive mode locking of an in-band-pumped Ho:YLiF4 laser at 2.06 μm,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3209–3211 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Di 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]

Gao, W. L.

Gattass, R. R.

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, “Femtosecond laser micromachining in transparent materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(4), 219–225 (2008).
[Crossref]

Gatti, D.

N. Coluccelli, G. Galzerano, D. Gatti, A. Di 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]

Geim, A. K.

A. K. Geim and K. S. Novoselov, “The Rise of Graphene,” Nat. Mater. 6(3), 183–191 (2007).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Layout of the Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 laser. L: focusing lens (f = 75 mm); M1: concave mirror with radius of curvature (ROC) = 50 mm; M2, M3, M4 and M5: concave mirrors (ROC = 100 mm); M1, M2, M3, M4: highly reflective around 2.06 μm and highly transmitting around 800 nm; M5: highly reflective around 800 nm; OC: output coupler.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Input–output characteristics of the Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 laser mode-locked by a SWCNT-SA (TOC = 1.5%). Red line: slope efficiency (η) in the mode-locked regime (linear fit).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 SWCNT-SA mode-locked Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 laser: Autocorrelation curve (black dots), fit assuming a sech2-pulse shape (red line), and corresponding optical spectrum (inset).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Radio frequency-spectrum of the SWCNT-SA mode-locked Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 laser: (a) fundamental beat note, (b) 1 GHz wide-span. (RBW: resolution bandwidth).

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