Actively mode-locked Tm-Ho:LiYF4 and Tm-Ho:BaY2F8 lasers
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- Gatti, D., Galzerano, G., Toncelli, A. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 86: 269. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2450-4
We report on the generation of mode-locking pulse trains with high average output powers from diode-pumped Tm-Ho:LiYF4 and Tm-Ho:BaY2F8 lasers emitting at around 2 μm. The highest output power of 365 mW was obtained with the Tm-Ho:YLF4 laser, whereas the shortest pulse duration of 120 ps and the widest tunability range of 59 nm was achieved with the Tm-Ho:BaY2F8 laser.