An active–passive mode-locked Nd:YAG oscillator provides greatly improved shot-to-shot reproducibility compared with passive mode-locking. Effects of modulator drive power, laser cavity length, and intracavity etalons on the pulse width and stability are given. Using two-photon-fluorescence techniques the pulse width was 35.9 ± 1.7 psec and the corresponding pulse energy was 166 ± 6 μJ.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 1, 1982
Published: August 15, 1982
Michele A. Lewis and J. Thomas Knudtson, "Active–passive mode-locked Nd:YAG oscillator," Appl. Opt. 21, 2897-2900 (1982)