Passively mode-locked Tm,Ho:KY(WO4)2 laser around 2µm

  title={Passively mode-locked Tm,Ho:KY(WO4)2 laser around 2µm},
  author={A. A. Lagatsky and Fabio Fusari and C. T. A. Brown and Wilson Sibbett and Stephane Calvez and M. D. Dawson and J. A. Gupta},
  journal={CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference},
Ultrashort-pulse lasers operating around 2 µm spectral region are of great interest for applications in time resolved spectroscopy, nonlinear frequency upconversion, optical communications and photomedicine. Tm<sup>3+</sup> doped and Tm<sup>3+</sup>,Ho<sup>3+</sup> co-doped crystalline gain media represent an attractive option for creating of diode-pumped, efficient and broadly tunable lasers around 2 µm which can be further employed for ultrashort pulse generation through the modelocking… CONTINUE READING