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

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A. A. Lagatsky, X. Han, M. D. Serrano, C. Cascales, C. Zaldo, S. Calvez, M. D. Dawson, J. A. Gupta, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett

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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

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3027-3029
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number18
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Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2010

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