Diode end-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:YLF laser at 1047 nm using single-wall carbon nanotubes based saturable absorber
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- Pan, S.D. & Wang, Y.G. Laser Phys. (2011) 21: 1353. doi:10.1134/S1054660X11150199
A single-wall carbon nanotubes based saturable absorber wafer with absorption wavelength around 1047 nm was fabricated by electric Arc discharge method and employed in a diode end-pumped Nd:YLF laser as saturable absorber. Passively continuous wave mode-locking oscillation was achieved in the pump range form 6.7 to 8.0 W. The duration and repetition rate of the mode-locked pulses were 10 ps and 59 MHz, respectively. The average output power was 280 mW.