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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6694–6704

Low-threshold, dual-passive mode locking of a large mode area Nd:GdVO4 laser

S.L. Schieffer, D. Brajkovic, A.I. Cornea, and W. Andreas Schroeder  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6694-6704 (2006)

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The all solid-state combination of a saturable Bragg mirror for amplitude modulation and a cascaded χ(2)(2) nonlinearity (phase-mismatched second harmonic crystal) as an axial-mode phase locker for continuous-wave mode locking of large mode area lasers is investigated. The dual-passive mode-locking technique generates extremely stable sub-10ps sech2 pulses at 76MHz from a ∼6W, TEM00-mode, diode-pumped, thermal-lens-shaped, Brewster Nd:GdVO4 laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

S. L. Schieffer, D. Brajkovic, A. I. Cornea, and W. A. Schroeder, "Low-threshold, dual-passive mode locking of a large mode area Nd:GdVO4 laser," Opt. Express 14, 6694-6704 (2006)

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