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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 14 — Jul. 11, 2005
  • pp: 5302–5307

Multi-GHz tunable-repetition-rate mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser

Antonio Agnesi, Federico Pirzio, Alessandra Tomaselli, Giancarlo Reali, and Caterina Braggio  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, pp. 5302-5307 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.005302


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Abstract

We report on a simple design for a multi-GHz tunable-repetition-rate diode-pumped picosecond laser. Using a plano-Brewster Nd:GdVO4 crystal in a V-folded cavity employing only readily available commercial components, we achieved passive mode-locking with 4.4-ps pulses tunable in the range 2.5–2.7 GHz. This laser is meant to be employed in the MIR experiment that aims at the detection of the Schwinger radiation (dynamical Casimir effect).

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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:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2005
Published: July 11, 2005

Citation
Antonio Agnesi, Federico Pirzio, Alessandra Tomaselli, Giancarlo Reali, and Caterina Braggio, "Multi-GHz tunable-repetition-rate mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser," Opt. Express 13, 5302-5307 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-14-5302


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