We present the results obtained from three different setups of stable, diode-laser-pumped Nd:YLF lasers that operate in the TEM00 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%.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2001
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2001
Published: January 20, 2002
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)