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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1989
  • pp: 677–679

Semiconductor-laser-pumped, mode-locked, and frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser

Timothy E. Dimmick  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 677-679 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000677


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Abstract

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

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 1989
Published: July 1, 1989

Citation
Timothy E. Dimmick, "Semiconductor-laser-pumped, mode-locked, and frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 677-679 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-13-677

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