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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2011
  • pp: 6713–6716

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:YAG laser at 1338 nm with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror

Ying Yang, Jin-Long Xu, Jing-Liang He, Xiu-Qin Yang, Bing-Yuan Zhang, He Yang, Shan-De Liu, and Bai-Tao Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 36, pp. 6713-6716 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.006713


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Abstract

We demonstrate a diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked 1338 nm Nd:YAG laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. At the absorbed pump power of 8.89 W, an average output power of 1.12 W was obtained with a slope efficiency of 14%. The pulse width was 22.4 ps with a repetition rate of 63.9 MHz, corresponding to a peak power of 782 W. In addition, the bandwidth of the mode-locking spectrum is as narrow as 20.44 GHz, which shows the potential application in long-distance ranging and fiber information transmission because of the low dispersion of these ultrashort pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2011
Published: December 20, 2011

Citation
Ying Yang, Jin-Long Xu, Jing-Liang He, Xiu-Qin Yang, Bing-Yuan Zhang, He Yang, Shan-De Liu, and Bai-Tao Zhang, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:YAG laser at 1338 nm with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Opt. 50, 6713-6716 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-36-6713

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