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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 10, 2011
  • pp: 041405–

Passively mode-locked grown-together composite YVO4/Nd:YVO4 crystal laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror under 880-nm direct pumping

Fangqin Li, Nan Zong, Zhichao Wang, Lin Han, Yong Bo, Qinjun Peng, Dafu Cui, and Zuyan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 041405- (2011)


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Abstract

A passively mode-locked grown-together composite YVO4/Nd:YVO4 crystal laser is demonstrated with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror by 880-nm laser-diode direct pumping. Under the absorbed pump power of 24.9 W, a maximum output power of 10.5 W at the repetition rate of 77 MHz is obtained, corresponding to the optical-optical conversion efficiency of 42.1% and the slope efficiency of 53.4%. The pulse width measured is 33 ps at the output power of 10 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

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Fangqin Li, Nan Zong, Zhichao Wang, Lin Han, Yong Bo, Qinjun Peng, Dafu Cui, and Zuyan Xu, "Passively mode-locked grown-together composite YVO4/Nd:YVO4 crystal laser with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror under 880-nm direct pumping," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 041405- (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-9-4-041405

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