Saturable bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of yb : kgd(wo4)(2) laser

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A.I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, R. Danielius

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We demonstrate the saturable Bragg reflector (SBR)-based stable self-starting continuous-wave mode locking of a Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser. With a double quantum well SBR structure the shortest pulses observed had durations of 169 fs, average powers of 18mW and an oscillating wavelength centred on 1028 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-793
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2002


  • saturable bragg reflector
  • modern optics

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