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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4085–4089

Diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked ceramic Nd:YAG Laser with a semiconductor saturable mirror

Guo Lin, Hou Wei, Zhang Hong-bo, Sun Zhi-pei, Dafu Cui, Xu Zu-yan, Wang Yong-Gang, and Ma Xiao-Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4085-4089 (2005)

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We report on a diode-pumped CW passively mode locked ceramic Nd:YAG laser with SESAM (semiconductor saturable absorber mirror), wavelength 1064nm. At a pump power of 7.6w, the pulse width was estimated to be ~8.3ps with repetition rate ~130MHz and the average output power was 1.59w. To our knowledge, this was the first demonstration that ceramic Nd:YAG was used for diode pumped CW passively mode locking.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Lin Guo, Wei Hou, Hong-bo Zhang, Zhi-pei Sun, Dafu Cui, Zu-yan Xu, Yong-Gang Wang, and Xiao-Yu Ma, "Diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked ceramic Nd:YAG Laser with a semiconductor saturable mirror," Opt. Express 13, 4085-4089 (2005)

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