Characteristics of a diode-pumped Yb:CaF2 -SrF2 mode-locked laser using a carbon nanotube absorber

Journal Article

Yb:CaF2-SrF2 disordered crystals are successfully grown by the TGT method. By using a double-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber (DWCNT-SA), the continuous-wave mode-locked (CWML) laser properties of Yb:CaF2-SrF2 crystals are demonstrated under diode pumping for the first time. The mode-locked laser delivers pulses as short as 5 ps at a center wavelength of 1045.5 nm without any dispersion compensation. The oscillator operating at a repetition rate of ∼87 MHz delivers 292 mW average output power. © 2013 Astro Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, J; Feng, C; Su, LB; Jiang, DP; Zheng, LH; Qian, XB; Wang, JY; Xu, J; Wang, YG

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 10

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1612-2011

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/1612-2011/10/10/105806