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Broadly tunable mode-locked Ho:YAG ceramic laser around 2.1 µm

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18003-18012
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume24
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2016
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

A passively mode-locked Ho:YAG ceramic laser around 2.1 µm is demonstrated
using GaSb-based near-surface SESAM as saturable absorber. Stable and self-starting mode-locked operation is realized in the entire tuning range from 2059 to 2121 nm. The oscillator operated at 82 MHz with a maximum output power of 230 mW at 2121 nm. The shortest pulses with duration of 2.1 ps were achieved at 2064 nm. We also present spectroscopic properties of Ho:YAG ceramics at room temperature.

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