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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 17 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 6323–6329

Low threshold and high power output of a diode-pumped nonlinear mirror mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser

Ja-Hon Lin, Wen-Hsun Yang, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Kuei-Huei Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 17, pp. 6323-6329 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006323


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Abstract

We demonstrated nonlinear mirror mode-locking of a diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser by using a 10 mm long KTP crystal. The stable CW mode locking can be reached with the relative low threshold pump power as low as 2.3W. The highest output power of 2.65W at the 10 W pump powers are generated with the 121-MHz repetition rate of pulses. It confirms the excellent laser performance of the Nd:GdVO4 for high-peak power of the pulse operation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

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History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2005
Published: August 22, 2005

Citation
Ja-Hon Lin, Wen-Hsun Yang, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Kuei-Huei Lin, "Low threshold and high power output of a diode-pumped nonlinear mirror mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser," Opt. Express 13, 6323-6329 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6323


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