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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1478–1480

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1-W average output power

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, D. Burns, and A. I. Ferguson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 1478-1480 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001478


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Abstract

Continuous-wave passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser is demonstrated. The use of a saturable Bragg reflector as the mode-locking element permits the generation of 6.3-ps pulses, assuming a sech2 pulse shape. An output power of 1 W was obtained, which corresponds to a slope efficiency of 34.5%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(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

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A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, D. Burns, and A. I. Ferguson, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1-W average output power," Opt. Lett. 27, 1478-1480 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-16-1478

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