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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 19723–19731

Diode-pumped simultaneously Q-switched and mode-locked YVO4/Nd:YVO4/YVO4 crystal self-Raman first-Stokes laser

Guoxi Huang, Yongqin Yu, Xiaohua Xie, Yufeng Zhang, and Chenlin Du  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19723-19731 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.019723


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Abstract

A diode-end-pumped simultaneously Q-switched and mode-locked self-Raman YVO4/Nd:YVO4/YVO4 laser at first-Stokes wavelength of 1175.9 nm was demonstrated. The shortest mode-locked pulse width of the laser was obtained to be ~23.57 ps, with the corresponding time-bandwidth product of ~0.51. The maximum average output power, the highest pulse energy and the highest peak power were obtained to be 1.83 W, 6.1 μJ and 220 kW, respectively. The nonlinear Raman process improved the Q-switched mode-locking performance of the Stokes pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

Citation
Guoxi Huang, Yongqin Yu, Xiaohua Xie, Yufeng Zhang, and Chenlin Du, "Diode-pumped simultaneously Q-switched and mode-locked YVO4/Nd:YVO4/YVO4 crystal self-Raman first-Stokes laser," Opt. Express 21, 19723-19731 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-17-19723


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