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PbS quantum-dot-doped glass for efficient passive mode locking in a CWYb : KYW laser

Lagatsky, A.A. and Malyarevich, A M and Savitski, Vasili and Gaponenko, M S and Yumashev, K V and Zhilin, A A and Brown, C T A and Sibbett, W (2006) PbS quantum-dot-doped glass for efficient passive mode locking in a CWYb : KYW laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18 (1). pp. 259-261. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

Efficient passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Yb3+ : KY(WO4)(2) laser using a PbS quantum-dot-doped saturable absorber is described. Pulses of 2.6 ps at around 1 mu m were generated at a pulse repetition frequency of 99 MHz with an average output power of 250 mW. A saturation fluence of 15 mu J/cm(2) and a fast temporal decay of 6 ps were measured in this quantum-dot-doped glass.