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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 14 — Jul. 11, 2005
  • pp: 5270–5278

Generation of 2.8 ps pulses by mode-locking a Nd:GdVO4 laser with defocusing cascaded Kerr lensing in periodically poled KTP

S. J. Holmgren, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, pp. 5270-5278 (2005)

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A Nd:GdVO4 laser mode locked by self-defocussing cascaded Kerr lens in PPKTP is presented. A strong pulse shortening mechanism is produced by the interplay of group velocity mismatch and the cavity design. The cavity had a repetition rate of 200 MHz and the mode-locked output power was 350 mW. Pulses as short as 2.8 ps were obtained with a bandwidth of 0.6 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2005
Published: July 11, 2005

S. Holmgren, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, "Generation of 2.8 ps pulses by mode-locking a Nd:GdVO4 laser with defocusing cascaded Kerr lensing in periodically poled KTP," Opt. Express 13, 5270-5278 (2005)

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