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  • Vol. 71, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1981
  • pp: 520–524

Ultrashort pulse generation by Nd3+:glass and Nd3+:YAG lasers

Kee-Ju Choi and Michael R. Topp  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 71, Issue 5, pp. 520-524 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.71.000520


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Abstract

By injecting single subnanosecond pulses into a latent ring-laser oscillator, it is possible to generate highly reproducible intense trains of short pulses from a solid-state laser. In this way, 12-psec pulses are available from a highrepetition- rate Nd<sup>3+</sup>:YAG laser, whereas Nd<sup>3+</sup>:phosphate glass reliably produces pulses of <3-psec duration. Further compression of the Nd<sup>3+</sup>:YAG laser pulses can be accomplished by the insertion of a passive phase modulator into the cavity, yielding pulses of ≥5-psec duration and >3-cm<sup>-1</sup> bandwidth.

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Kee-Ju Choi and Michael R. Topp, "Ultrashort pulse generation by Nd3+:glass and Nd3+:YAG lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 520-524 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-71-5-520


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