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Low-loss GaInNAs saturable Bragg reflector for mode-locking of a femtosecond Cr/sup 4+/:forsterite-laser

McWilliam, A. and Lagatsky, A.A. and Leburn, C.G. and Fischer, P. and Brown, C.T.A. and Sibbett, W. and Valentine, G.J. and Kemp, A. and Calvez, S. and Burns, D. and Dawson, M.D. and Pessa, M. (2005) Low-loss GaInNAs saturable Bragg reflector for mode-locking of a femtosecond Cr/sup 4+/:forsterite-laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 17 (11). pp. 2292-2294. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

A GaInNAs saturable Bragg reflector is used to mode-lock a Cr/sup 4+/ : forsterite solid-state laser. This low-loss saturable absorber mediates the generation of tunable femtosecond pulses having durations as short as 62 fs in the 1300-nm spectral region.