Diode-pumped femtosecond Tm3+-doped LuScO3 laser near 2.1  μm

N. K. Stevenson, C. T. A. Brown, J.-M. Hopkins, M. D. Dawson, C. Kränkel, A. A. Lagatsky

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Abstract

We report on the first demonstration, to the best of our knowledge, of a diode-pumped Tm:LuScO3 laser. Efficient and broadly tunable continuous wave operation in the 1973–2141 nm region and femtosecond mode-locking through the use of an ion-implanted InGaAsSb quantum-well-based semiconductor saturable absorber mirror are realized. When mode-locked, near-transform-limited pulses as short as 170 fs were generated at 2093 nm with an average output power of 113 mW and a pulse repetition frequency of 115.2 MHz. Tunable picosecond pulse generation was demonstrated in the 2074–2104 nm spectral range.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1287-1290
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume43
Issue number6
Early online date9 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • ultrafast lasers
  • mode-locked lasers
  • rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
  • infrared and far-infrared lasers

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Stevenson, N. K. ; Brown, C. T. A. ; Hopkins, J.-M. ; Dawson, M. D. ; Kränkel, C. ; Lagatsky, A. A. / Diode-pumped femtosecond Tm3+-doped LuScO3 laser near 2.1  μm. In: Optics Letters. 2018 ; Vol. 43, No. 6. pp. 1287-1290.
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Stevenson, NK, Brown, CTA, Hopkins, J-M, Dawson, MD, Kränkel, C & Lagatsky, AA 2018, 'Diode-pumped femtosecond Tm3+-doped LuScO3 laser near 2.1  μm' Optics Letters, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 1287-1290. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.001287

Diode-pumped femtosecond Tm3+-doped LuScO3 laser near 2.1  μm. / Stevenson, N. K.; Brown, C. T. A.; Hopkins, J.-M.; Dawson, M. D.; Kränkel, C.; Lagatsky, A. A.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 43, No. 6, 15.03.2018, p. 1287-1290.

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