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Electrically-controlled rapid femtosecond pulse duration switching and continuous picosecond pulse duration tuning in an ultrafast Cr4+:forsterite laser

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C. Crombie, D. A. Walsh, W. Lu, S. Zhang, Z. Zhang, K. Kennedy, S. Calvez, W. Sibbett, C. T. A. Brown

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Abstract

We demonstrate rapid switching between picosecond and femtosecond operational regimes in a Cr4+:forsterite laser, using an electrically-contacted GaInNAs SESAM with saturable absorption characteristics controlled via the quantum-confined Stark effect. Additionally, continuous picosecond pulse duration tuning by over a factor 3 is reported.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18138-18144
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number16
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Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2012

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  • Solid state lasers, Saturable Bragg reflector, Mode-locking, Nonlinear absorption , Stabilisation

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