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Saturable bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of yb : kgd(wo4)(2) laser

Major, A. and Giniunas, L. and Langford, N. and Ferguson, A.I. and Burns, D. and Bente, E. and Danielius, R. (2002) Saturable bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of yb : kgd(wo4)(2) laser. Journal of Modern Optics, 49 (5-6). pp. 787-793.

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Abstract

We demonstrate the saturable Bragg reflector (SBR)-based stable self-starting continuous-wave mode locking of a Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser. With a double quantum well SBR structure the shortest pulses observed had durations of 169 fs, average powers of 18mW and an oscillating wavelength centred on 1028 nm.