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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 21149–21154

Compact efficient multi-GHz Kerr-lens mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser

H. C. Liang, Ross C. C. Chen, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 21149-21154 (2008)

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We demonstrate the compact efficient multi-GHz Kerr-lens mode locking in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with a simple linear cavity without the need of any additional components. Experimental results reveal that the laser system can be characterized in stable single-pulse and multiple-pulse mode-locked operations. With a pump power of 2.5 W, the compact laser cavity produces average output powers greater than 0.8 W with a pulse width less than 10 ps in the range of 2–6 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2008
Published: December 5, 2008

H. C. Liang, Ross C. C. Chen, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen, "Compact efficient multi-GHz Kerr-lens mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Express 16, 21149-21154 (2008)

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