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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1987
  • pp: 319–321

Nd:YLF mode-locked oscillator and regenerative amplifier

P. Bado, M. Bouvier, and J. Scott Coe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 319-321 (1987)

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Pulses of 37-psec duration are generated by a cw actively mode-locked Nd:YLF oscillator and subsequently amplified to 2.5 mJ in a cw-pumped Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier operating at a repetition rate of 500 Hz. In comparison, the same system refitted with Nd:YAG gain media produces longer pulses (∼80 psec) with lower energy (1 mJ).

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 25, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987

P. Bado, M. Bouvier, and J. Scott Coe, "Nd:YLF mode-locked oscillator and regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 12, 319-321 (1987)

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