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Continuous-wave and self-starting passively mode-locked broadband Cr4+:YAG laser system
Author(s): Yongmao Chang; Romain Maciejko; Richard Leonelli; Anthony Spring Thorpe
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a continuous-wave and self-starting passively mode-locked broadband laser system based on Cr4+:YAG crystal. The laser wavelength in the cw mode is tunable in the 1.34 - 1.56 micrometers region with one mirror set. For pulsed operation, the technique relies on the passive mode-locking that arise from the saturable Bragg reflector. The cavity design incorporates the one intracavity prism configuration. We demonstrate self- starting and stable subpicosecond pulses of about 400 fs widely tunable from 1420 to 1510 nm with an output power as high as 230 mW.

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Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328699
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Yongmao Chang, Ecole Polytechnique and Univ. de Montreal (United States)
Romain Maciejko, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
Richard Leonelli, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Anthony Spring Thorpe, Nortel Technologies Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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