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Femtosecond (191 fs) NaY(WO4)(2) Tm,Ho-codoped laser at 2060 nm

Lagatsky, A. A. and Han, X. and Serrano, M. D. and Cascales, C. and Zaldo, C. and Calvez, S. and Dawson, M. D. and Gupta, J. A. and Brown, C. T. A. and Sibbett, W. (2010) Femtosecond (191 fs) NaY(WO4)(2) Tm,Ho-codoped laser at 2060 nm. Optics Letters, 35 (18). pp. 3027-3029. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

We report, for the first time to our knowledge, femtosecond-pulse operation of a Tm, Ho:NaY(WO4)(2) laser at around 2060 nm. Transform-limited 191 fs pulses are produced with an average output power of 82 mW at a 144 MHz pulse repetition frequency. Maximum output power of up to 155 mW is generated with a corresponding pulse duration of 258 fs. An ion-implanted InGaAsSb quantum-well-based semiconductor saturable absorber mirror is used for passive mode-locking maintenance. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America