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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3264–3269

Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4 crystal

Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Yonggui Yu, Dingyuan Tang, Guoqiang Xie, Hang Luo, and Minhua Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3264-3269 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.003264


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Abstract

Continuous-wave (cw) mode-locking of a diode-pumped Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4 mixed crystal laser is reported for the first time to our knowledge with a simply compact three-mirror cavity. Stable pulses as short as 5.5 ps were generated at a repetition rate of 147 MHz. At the absorbed pump power of 16 W, a mode-locked laser with average output power of 5.31 W was obtained, giving an optical conversion efficiency of 33.2%, and a slope efficiency of 46.7%.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2009
Published: February 17, 2009

Citation
Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Yonggui Yu, Dingyuan Tang, Guoqiang Xie, Hang Luo, and Minhua Jiang, "Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4 crystal," Opt. Express 17, 3264-3269 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3264


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