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Passive mode locking of a Cr (4+) : YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber

Lagatsky, A A and Leburn, C G and Brown, C T A and Sibbett, W and Malyarevich, A M and Savitski, Vasili and Yumashev, K V and Raaben, E L and Zhilin, A A (2004) Passive mode locking of a Cr (4+) : YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber. Optics Communications, 241 (4-6). pp. 449-454. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract

The use of PbS quantum-dot-doped glass as an intracavity saturable absorber for passive mode locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser was investigated. We obtained 10 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 235 MHz with an average output power of 35 mW. This mode-locked laser was tunable from 1460 to 1550 nm.