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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2120–2125

Passively mode-locked radially polarized laser based on ceramic Nd:YAG rod

Huang Jianhong, Deng Jing, Cao Yongge, Weng Wen, Zheng Hui, Li Jinhui, Shi Fei, Ge Yan, Dai Shutao, and Lin Wenxiong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2120-2125 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002120


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Abstract

a mode-locked radially polarized laser based on a ceramic Nd:YAG rod that was transversely pumped by LD bars. The maximum output power of 10.6 W was achieved with the frequency of 45 MHz, the average pulse width of 75 ps Abstract: By using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror, we demonstrated the generation of and the beam quality of M2= 2.11.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: January 20, 2011

Citation
Huang Jianhong, Deng Jing, Cao Yongge, Weng Wen, Zheng Hui, Li Jinhui, Shi Fei, Ge Yan, Dai Shutao, and Lin Wenxiong, "Passively mode-locked radially polarized laser based on ceramic Nd:YAG rod," Opt. Express 19, 2120-2125 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-2120


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