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28 February 2014 Near- infrared, mode-locked waveguide lasers with multi-GHz repetition rates
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In this work, we discuss mode-locking results obtained with low-loss, ion-exchanged waveguide lasers. With Yb3+-doped phosphate glass waveguide lasers, a repetition rate of up to 15.2 GHz was achieved at a wavelength of 1047 nm with an average power of 27 mW and pulse duration of 811 fs. The gap between the waveguide and the SESAM introduced negative group velocity dispersion via the Gires Tournois Interferometer (GTI) effect which allowed the soliton mode-locking of the device. A novel quantum dot SESAM was used to mode-lock Er3+, Yb3+-doped phosphate glass waveguide lasers around 1500 nm. Picosecond pulses were achieved at a maximum repetition rate of 6.8 GHz and an average output power of 30 mW. The repetition rate was tuned by more than 1 MHz by varying the pump power.
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A. Choudhary, A. A. Lagatsky, Z. Y. Zhang, K. J. Zhou, Q. Wang, R. A. Hogg, K. Pradeesh, E. U. Rafailov, B. Resan, A. E. H. Oehler, K. J. Weingarten, W. Sibbett, C. T. A. Brown, and D. P. Shepherd "Near- infrared, mode-locked waveguide lasers with multi-GHz repetition rates", Proc. SPIE 8959, Solid State Lasers XXIII: Technology and Devices, 895913 (28 February 2014);

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