Applied Physics B

, Volume 101, Issue 1, pp 75–78

Passive mode-locking of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser

  • N. Coluccelli
  • G. Galzerano
  • D. Gatti
  • A. Di Lieto
  • M. Tonelli
  • P. Laporta
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-010-4114-7

Cite this article as:
Coluccelli, N., Galzerano, G., Gatti, D. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 101: 75. doi:10.1007/s00340-010-4114-7
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Abstract

Passive mode-locking operation of a diode-pumped Tm:GdLiF4 laser is demonstrated over a wide wavelength tuning range, from 1868 to 1926 nm, using an InGaAs quantum wells saturable absorber. Pulse trains with a minimum duration of 17 ps and a repetition rate of 86 MHz have been obtained. A maximum output power of 270 mW has been achieved with a longer pulse duration of 44 ps.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Coluccelli
    • 1
  • G. Galzerano
    • 1
  • D. Gatti
    • 1
  • A. Di Lieto
    • 2
  • M. Tonelli
    • 2
  • P. Laporta
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaPolitecnico di Milano and Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, CNRMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa and National Enterprise for Nano Science and TechnologyIstituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, CNRPisaItaly