Low-loss GaInNAs saturable Bragg reflector for mode-locking of a femtosecond Cr/sup 4+/:forsterite-laser

A. McWilliam, A.A. Lagatsky, C.G. Leburn, P. Fischer, C.T.A. Brown, W. Sibbett, G.J. Valentine, A. Kemp, S. Calvez, D. Burns, M.D. Dawson, M. Pessa

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A GaInNAs saturable Bragg reflector is used to mode-lock a Cr/sup 4+/ : forsterite solid-state laser. This low-loss saturable absorber mediates the generation of tunable femtosecond pulses having durations as short as 62 fs in the 1300-nm spectral region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2292-2294
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • semiconductors
  • gallium arsenide
  • gallium compounds
  • laser
  • laser tuning
  • optics
  • photonics

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