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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 10, 2005
  • pp: 342–344

5.3-W Nd:YVO4 passively mode-locked laser by a novel semiconductor saturable absorber mirror

Zhiqiang Cai, Wuqi Wen, Yonggang Wang, Zhigang Zhang, Xiaoyu Ma, Xin Ding, and Jianquan Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 342-344 (2005)


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Abstract

We report a diode end-pumped continuous wave (CW) passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a home-made semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). The maximum average output power is 5.3 W at the incident pump power of 17 W, which corresponds to an optical-optical conversion efficiency of 31.2% and slope efficiency of 34.7%. The corresponding optical spectrum has a 0.2-nm full width at half maximum (FWHM), and the pulse repetition rate is 83 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Zhiqiang Cai, Wuqi Wen, Yonggang Wang, Zhigang Zhang, Xiaoyu Ma, Xin Ding, and Jianquan Yao, "5.3-W Nd:YVO4 passively mode-locked laser by a novel semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 342-344 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-3-6-342

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