Applied Physics B

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 269–273

Actively mode-locked Tm-Ho:LiYF4 and Tm-Ho:BaY2F8 lasers

  • D. Gatti
  • G. Galzerano
  • A. Toncelli
  • M. Tonelli
  • P. Laporta
Article

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Gatti
    • 1
  • G. Galzerano
    • 1
  • A. Toncelli
    • 2
  • M. Tonelli
    • 2
  • P. Laporta
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie - CNR, and Dipartimento di Fisica del Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.National Enterprise for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – CNR, and Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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