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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2003
  • pp: 5496–5499

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked multiwatt Nd:GdVO4 laser with a saturable Bragg reflector

Jing-Liang He, Chao-Kuei Lee, Jung Y. John Huang, Shing-Chung Wang, Ci-Ling Pan, and Kai-Feng Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 27, pp. 5496-5499 (2003)

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We report a first demonstration, to our knowledge, of a cw passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser (λ = 1063 nm). A relaxed saturable Bragg reflector was used. The laser generates pulses of 9.2 ps at a repetition rate of 119 MHz. As much as 5.4 W of average power was realized with a slope efficiency of 25.7%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2003
Published: September 20, 2003

Jing-Liang He, Chao-Kuei Lee, Jung Y. John Huang, Shing-Chung Wang, Ci-Ling Pan, and Kai-Feng Huang, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked multiwatt Nd:GdVO4 laser with a saturable Bragg reflector," Appl. Opt. 42, 5496-5499 (2003)

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