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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)

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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 Nd3+:YAG laser, whereas Nd3+:phosphate glass reliably produces pulses of <3-psec duration. Further compression of the Nd3+: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-1 bandwidth.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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)

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