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Low-loss 1.3um GaInNAs saturable bragg reflector for high-power picosecond neodymium lasers

Sun, H.D. and Valentine, G.J. and Macaluso, R. and Calvez, S. and Burns, D. and Dawson, M.D. and Jouhti, T. and Pessa, M. (2002) Low-loss 1.3um GaInNAs saturable bragg reflector for high-power picosecond neodymium lasers. Optics Letters, 27 (23). pp. 2124-2126. ISSN 0146-9592

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A novel low-loss, single-step-growth 1.3-µm GaInNAs saturable Bragg reflector mode-locking element has been developed. Combined radial thickness and postgrowth annealing control have permitted a tuning range of 46 nm for passive mode locking to be demonstrated from one wafer. With this structure, stabilized mode locking was obtained from quasi-cw diode-pumped Nd:YLF and Nd:YALO lasers operating at 1314 and 1342 nm, respectively, with average on-time output powers of as much as 20 W and pulse durations as low as 22 ps.