A Nd:GdVO4 laser mode locked by self-defocussing cascaded nonlinearity in PPKTP is presented. Pulses as short as 2.8 ps were obtained with a bandwidth of 0.6 nm.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
V. Pasiskevicius, S. J. Holmgren, and F. Laurell, "Generation of 2.8 ps Pulses by Mode-Locking a Nd:GdVO4 Laser with Defocusing Cascaded Nonlinearity in PPKTP," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB3.
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