Abstract

Continuous-wave mode-locked operation of a 2-μm Tm: YAG laser is demonstrated. Stable, transform-limited pulses of 35-ps duration have been generated at a repetition rate of 300 MHz, with an average output power of 70 mW

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1991 (1)

1990 (2)

1981 (1)

N. P. Barnes, D. J. Gettemy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1303 (1981).
[Crossref]

1970 (1)

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

Allen, R.

G. J. Kintz, R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FB2.

Barnes, N. P.

N. P. Barnes, D. J. Gettemy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1303 (1981).
[Crossref]

Bonner, R. F.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, R. F. Bonner, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTuK4.

Esterowitz, L.

G. J. Quarles, A. Rosenbaum, C. L. Marquardt, L. Esterowitz, Opt. Lett. 15, 42 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. C. Stoneman, L. Esterowitz, Opt. Lett. 15, 486 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 6 of OSA Proceedings Series, H. Jenssen, G. Dubé, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), p. 134.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. Rosenblatt, in Digest of Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1991), paper ELT 6.5.

G. J. Kintz, R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FB2.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, R. F. Bonner, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTuK4.

Gettemy, D. J.

N. P. Barnes, D. J. Gettemy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1303 (1981).
[Crossref]

Henderson, S. W.

Kintz, G. J.

G. J. Kintz, R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FB2.

Kuizenga, D. J.

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

Marquardt, C. L.

Pinto, J. F.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 6 of OSA Proceedings Series, H. Jenssen, G. Dubé, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), p. 134.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, R. F. Bonner, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTuK4.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. Rosenblatt, in Digest of Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1991), paper ELT 6.5.

Quarles, G. J.

Rosenbaum, A.

Rosenblatt, G.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. Rosenblatt, in Digest of Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1991), paper ELT 6.5.

Siegman, A. E.

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

Stoneman, R. C.

Suni, P. J. M.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

N. P. Barnes, D. J. Gettemy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1303 (1981).
[Crossref]

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (4)

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, R. F. Bonner, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTuK4.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 6 of OSA Proceedings Series, H. Jenssen, G. Dubé, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), p. 134.

G. J. Kintz, R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FB2.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, G. Rosenblatt, in Digest of Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1991), paper ELT 6.5.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the continuous-wave mode-locked 2-μm Tm: YAG laser resonator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Collinear autocorrelation trace of a 35-ps mode-locked pulse. The time–bandwidth product is ΔνΔτ~ 0.42 ± 0.05. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Frequency spectrum of a 35-ps mode-locked pulse, with a bandwidth of Δν = 12 GHz.

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τ p = [ ( 2 ln 2 ) 1 / 2 / π ] ( g / Δ m ) 1 / 4 ( 1 / f m ) 1 / 2 ( 1 / Δ ν ) 1 / 2 ,

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