Picture of aircraft jet engine

Strathclyde research that powers aerospace engineering...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde researchers involved in aerospace engineering and from the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory - but also other internationally significant research from within the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Discover why Strathclyde is powering international aerospace research...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Femtosecond pulse operation of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser near 2 μm

Lagatsky, A.A. and Fusari, F. and Calvez, S. and Kurilchik, S.V. and Kisel, V.E. and Kuleshov, N.V. and Dawson, M.D. and Brown, C.T.A. and Sibbett, W. (2009) Femtosecond pulse operation of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser near 2 μm. Optics Letters, 35 (2). pp. 172-174. ISSN 0146-9592

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, femtosecond-regime mode locking of a Tm,Ho-codoped crystalline laser operating in the 2 m spectral region. Transform-limited 570 fs pulses were generated at 2055 nm by a Tm,Ho:KYWO42 laser that produced an average output power of 130 mW at a pulse repetition frequency of 118 MHz. Mode locking was achieved using an ion-implanted InGaAsSb quantum-wellbased semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.