We have demonstrated a diode-laser-pumped, cw, mode-locked Nd:glass laser oscillator. With a 0.5% output coupler the pump threshold for mode-locked operation was 22.9 mW. The mode-locked pulse width was shorter than 36.5 psec, which was the response time of the fast photodiode and the sampling oscilloscope. Diode-laser-pumped mode-locked operation was also extended to Nd:YAG.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 20, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988
Santanu Basu and Robert L. Byer, "Continuous-wave mode-locked Nd:glass laser pumped by a laser diode," Opt. Lett. 13, 458-460 (1988)