We present the results obtained from three different setups of stable, diode-laser-pumped Nd:YLF lasers that operate in the TEM<sub>00</sub> mode at 1053 nm and are passively mode locked by a saturable Bragg reflector. We obtained pulse widths tailored between ~70 ps and ~4 ns by using intracavity etalons of various thicknesses. With a maximum output power of 680 mW, we achieved an optical efficiency of 23%.
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Ulrich Roth and Jürg E. Balmer, "Neodymium:YLF Lasers at 1053 nm Passively Mode Locked with a Saturable Bragg Reflector," Appl. Opt. 41, 459-463 (2002)