Abstract

We demonstrate the passive mode-locking operation of an in-band-pumped Ho:YLiF4 laser at 2.06μm using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror based on InGaAsSb quantum wells. A transform-limited pulse train with minimum duration of 1.1ps and average power of 0.58W has been obtained at a repetition frequency of 122MHz. A maximum output power of 1.7W has been generated with a corresponding pulse duration of 1.9ps.

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A. Dergachev, P. F. Moulton, and T. E. Drake, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper 608.

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B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
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Di Lieto, A.

Drake, T. E.

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Fermann, M.

Fusari, F.

Galzerano, G.

Gambetta, A.

Gatti, D.

Gupta, J. A.

Han, X.

Haxsen, F.

Imeshev, G.

Kamp, M.

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

Kopf, D.

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Laporta, P.

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Morgner, U.

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Petzar, P.

Y. Bai, M. Petros, J. Yu, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, S. Chen, H. Lee, and U. Singh, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB7.

Serrano, M. D.

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[CrossRef]

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Singh, U.

Y. Bai, M. Petros, J. Yu, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, S. Chen, H. Lee, and U. Singh, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB7.

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F. Adler, M. J. Thorpe, K. C. Kossel, and J. Ye, Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem. 3, 175 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Toncelli, A.

F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

Trieu, B.

Y. Bai, M. Petros, J. Yu, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, S. Chen, H. Lee, and U. Singh, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB7.

Walsh, B. M.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wandt, D.

Ye, J.

F. Adler, M. J. Thorpe, K. C. Kossel, and J. Ye, Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem. 3, 175 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

Y. Bai, M. Petros, J. Yu, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, S. Chen, H. Lee, and U. Singh, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB7.

Zaldo, C.

Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem. (1)

F. Adler, M. J. Thorpe, K. C. Kossel, and J. Ye, Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem. 3, 175 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. Y. Shen, A. Abdolvand, L. J. Cooper, and W. A. Clarkson, Appl. Phys. B 79, 559 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

Y. Bai, M. Petros, J. Yu, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, S. Chen, H. Lee, and U. Singh, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB7.

A. Dergachev, P. F. Moulton, and T. E. Drake, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper 608.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of the ML Ho:YLF laser and pump section.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power versus incident pump power of the ML Ho:YLF laser with output coupling of 1% (squares), 3% (circles), and 4% (triangles). Q-switched and cw ML regimes are represented by open and filled symbols, respectively. Arrows indicate ML thresholds.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation traces (left) and spectra (right) of the ML Ho:YLF laser with output coupling of (a) 1% and (b) 4% at maximum output power. The dashed red curve in (a) is the round-trip gain of Ho:YLF calculated assuming an inversion factor of 0.25.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

RF spectrum at fundamental repetition frequency of the pulse train from the ML Ho:YLF laser with output coupling of 1%. Inset, RF spectrum from 0 to 2 GHz .

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