We report the demonstration of a 250-MHz mode-locked, intracavity frequency-doubled, diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser. The laser produces 520-psec pulses at an average power of 76 mW and a wavelength of 532 nm. The laser has an electrical-to-optical efficiency of 1.43% and was operated both cw and mode locked. Mode locking increased the average output power by 60% and eliminated noise due to modal competition.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 23, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 1989
Published: July 1, 1989
Timothy E. Dimmick, "Semiconductor-laser-pumped, mode-locked, and frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 677-679 (1989)