Abstract

We report the generation of sub-100-ps pulse trains near the 2.06µm wavelength in an actively mode-locked diode-pumped Tm–Ho:BaYF laser operating at room temperature. Transform-limited, 97-ps Gaussian pulses at a 100-MHz repetition rate with an average power in excess of 20 mW and with a carrier wavelength tunable by 50 nm near 2.066 µm are demonstrated.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. B (1)

F. Cornacchia, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, M. Marano, S. Taccheo, G. Galzerano, and P. Laporta, Appl. Phys. B 75, 817 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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F. Heine, E. Heumann, G. Huber, and K. L. Schepler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1161 (1992).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Other (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, Crystalline Lasers: Physical Processes and Operating Schemes (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla., 1996).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cavity configuration of an AM mode-locked Tm–Ho:BaYF laser. AOM, acousto-optic modulator; Ls, lenses; ROC, radius of curvature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup for the characterization of the 2.06µm pulses: BSs, beam splitters; Ls, lenses; Ms, mirrors; FSR, free spectral range; FP, Fabry–Perot.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the mode-locking pulses. The open circles represent the best Gaussian fit of the recorded data (solid trace) with a FWHM of 4.6 GHz.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal trace of the mode-locking pulses. The open circles represent the best Gaussian fit of the recorded data (solid trace) with a FWHM of 69.9 ps.

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