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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 25091–25098

Spontaneous picosecond pulse generation in a diode-pumped Nd:YAP laser

Weidong Chen, Yanying Li, Ge Zhang, Yihui Huang, and Zhenqiang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 25091-25098 (2013)

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We present the first observation, to the best of our knowledge, the spontaneous generation of picoseconds pulse trains in a diode-pumped Nd:YAP laser with gigahertz repetition rate. Spatially dependent temporal dynamics were experimentally observed. After theoretically reconstruct the experimental temporal-resolved patterns, we verify that the complicated spatially-dependent temporal dynamics were originated from simultaneous coherent locking combination of fundamental and several additional higher-order transverse modes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2013
Published: October 14, 2013

Weidong Chen, Yanying Li, Ge Zhang, Yihui Huang, and Zhenqiang Chen, "Spontaneous picosecond pulse generation in a diode-pumped Nd:YAP laser," Opt. Express 21, 25091-25098 (2013)

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