We report additive-pulse mode locking of lamp-pumped Nd:YAG lasers at both 1.06 and 1.32 μm. Under completely self-starting conditions, stable cw mode-locked trains of 6-psec pulses have been achieved at an average output power of 2.4 W.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 16, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 1990
Published: May 15, 1990
L. Y. Liu, J. M. Huxley, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, "Self-starting additive-pulse mode locking of a Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 15, 553-555 (1990)