Passive mode locking of a Cr (4+): YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber

A A Lagatsky, C G Leburn, C T A Brown, W Sibbett, A M Malyarevich, Vasili Savitski, K V Yumashev, E L Raaben, A A Zhilin

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Abstract

The use of PbS quantum-dot-doped glass as an intracavity saturable absorber for passive mode locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser was investigated. We obtained 10 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 235 MHz with an average output power of 35 mW. This mode-locked laser was tunable from 1460 to 1550 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume241
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2004

Keywords

  • laser
  • mode-locking
  • solid-state
  • saturable absorber
  • solid state lasers
  • neodymium lasers
  • pulse generation
  • silica films
  • microcrystallites

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    Lagatsky, A. A., Leburn, C. G., Brown, C. T. A., Sibbett, W., Malyarevich, A. M., Savitski, V., ... Zhilin, A. A. (2004). Passive mode locking of a Cr (4+): YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber. Optics Communications, 241(4-6), 449-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2004.07.022