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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2478–2480

Wavelength-tunable, sub-picosecond pulses from a passively Q-switched microchip laser system

R. Lehneis, A. Steinmetz, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2478-2480 (2013)

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We present a novel concept to generate sub-picosecond pulses from a passively Q -switched Nd : YVO 4 microchip laser system with an adjustable wavelength shift up to a few tens of nanometers around the original emission wavelength of 1064 nm. This concept comprises two stages: one that carries out a nonlinear compression of fiber-amplified microchip pulses and a subsequent stage in which the compressed pulses are coupled into a further waveguide structure followed by a bandpass filter. In a proof-of-principle experiment, pedestal-free 0.62 ps long pulses have been demonstrated with a wavelength shift to 1045 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2013
Published: July 9, 2013

R. Lehneis, A. Steinmetz, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Wavelength-tunable, sub-picosecond pulses from a passively Q-switched microchip laser system," Opt. Lett. 38, 2478-2480 (2013)

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