AM mode-locked Tm-Ho:BaYF laser widely-tunable around 2.06 µm

Year: 2005

Authors: Galzerano G., Gatti D., Laporta P., Sani E., Toncelli A., Tonelli M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie – CNR, INFM-Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy; NEST- Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Via F. Buonarroti 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy

Abstract: In this work, we report on 300-mW average output power mode-locked laser, based on diode-pumped amplitude modulated mode-locked Tm-Ho:BaY/sub 2/F/sub 8/ (BaYF). Transform-limited pulse trains at 100 MHz repetition rate with a time duration of 110 ps have been generated with a controllable spectral tunability covering 59 nm around the Ho emission at 2.06 /spl mu/m. The characterization of the mode-locked Tm-Ho:BaYF laser was performed both in the frequency and time domains.

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KeyWords: Q switching; Lasers; Absorbed pump